Foster/Adopt

What is foster care?

 

When children are not able to stay safely in their own homes, they often come into state’s custody (foster care).

 

The agency works diligently toward a safe return home for our children (reunification). The length of time a child may be in a foster home could vary from one night to one year. In some circumstances, adoption will become the goal, and a child will need a "forever" home.

 

What are the responsibilities of a foster parent?

 

It requires patience and sacrifice to open your heart and home to a child that has experienced loss and trauma.

 

Children in foster care need someone who is willing to walk with them through their pain and help them heal.

 

They need unconditional love and understanding.

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • At least 21 years old

  • Single, married, divorced or widowed

  • Financially stable (able to meet the needs of your family)

  • Good physical, emotional and mental health

  • Adequate space in your home for another child

  • Pass state and federal criminal clearance

  • Attend pre-service training

  • Participate in a home study

 

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For more information on becoming a certified foster/adoptive parent view the full foster care section on the DCFS website at www.dcfs.louisiana.gov.

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What is foster care?

 

When children are not able to stay safely in their own homes, they often come into state’s custody (foster care).

 

The agency works diligently toward a safe return home for our children (reunification). The length of time a child may be in a foster home could vary from one night to one year. In some circumstances, adoption will become the goal, and a child will need a "forever" home.

 

What are the responsibilities of a foster parent?

 

It requires patience and sacrifice to open your heart and home to a child that has experienced loss and trauma.

 

Children in foster care need someone who is willing to walk with them through their pain and help them heal.

 

They need unconditional love and understanding.

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • At least 21 years old

  • Single, married, divorced or widowed

  • Financially stable (able to meet the needs of your family)

  • Good physical, emotional and mental health

  • Adequate space in your home for another child

  • Pass state and federal criminal clearance

  • Attend pre-service training

  • Participate in a home study

 

Spread the Word:

 

 

I Want To Learn More:

 

For more information on becoming a certified foster/adoptive parent view the full foster care section on the DCFS website at www.dcfs.louisiana.gov.

What is foster care?

 

When children are not able to stay safely in their own homes, they often come into state’s custody (foster care).

 

The agency works diligently toward a safe return home for our children (reunification). The length of time a child may be in a foster home could vary from one night to one year. In some circumstances, adoption will become the goal, and a child will need a "forever" home.

 

What are the responsibilities of a foster parent?

 

It requires patience and sacrifice to open your heart and home to a child that has experienced loss and trauma.

 

Children in foster care need someone who is willing to walk with them through their pain and help them heal.

 

They need unconditional love and understanding.

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • At least 21 years old

  • Single, married, divorced or widowed

  • Financially stable (able to meet the needs of your family)

  • Good physical, emotional and mental health

  • Adequate space in your home for another child

  • Pass state and federal criminal clearance

  • Attend pre-service training

  • Participate in a home study

 

Spread the Word:

 

 

I Want To Learn More:

 

For more information on becoming a certified foster/adoptive parent view the full foster care section on the DCFS website at www.dcfs.louisiana.gov.

What is foster care?

 

When children are not able to stay safely in their own homes, they often come into state’s custody (foster care).

 

The agency works diligently toward a safe return home for our children (reunification). The length of time a child may be in a foster home could vary from one night to one year. In some circumstances, adoption will become the goal, and a child will need a "forever" home.

 

What are the responsibilities of a foster parent?

 

It requires patience and sacrifice to open your heart and home to a child that has experienced loss and trauma.

 

Children in foster care need someone who is willing to walk with them through their pain and help them heal.

 

They need unconditional love and understanding.

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • At least 21 years old

  • Single, married, divorced or widowed

  • Financially stable (able to meet the needs of your family)

  • Good physical, emotional and mental health

  • Adequate space in your home for another child

  • Pass state and federal criminal clearance

  • Attend pre-service training

  • Participate in a home study

 

Spread the Word:

 

 

I Want To Learn More:

 

For more information on becoming a certified foster/adoptive parent view the full foster care section on the DCFS website at www.dcfs.louisiana.gov.