What are the basic requirements to become a foster/adoptive parent?

To become a foster/adoptive parent you must meet the following criteria:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Married or single (no co-habitation or living together)
  • Physically and mentally healthy
  • Sufficient income to meet your own needs
  • Safe, loving and stable home
  • Space for a child's bed and clothing in your home
  • Working telephone
  • Reliable transportation

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1. How do I become an adoptive parent?
2. What are the basic requirements to become a foster/adoptive parent?
3. What is required for the home study?
4. Can I specify what age and sex of child I prefer? Can I choose if I want a sibling group? Can I state what disabilities I will accept?
5. Will I receive financial assistance for the child?