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Florida Qualifications

  • Must be over 21 years of age.
  • Letters of reference from family, employer, neighbors, schools your children attend.
  • Physical exam by your own doctor.
  • Complete 30 hour Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP). Enhanced foster parents must also complete an additional 30 hours of training.
  • Background checks will be completed on every person over age 12 in the home.
  • Letters of reference from family, employer, neighbors, schools your children attend.
  • Lead child welfare agency in Broward County, Childnet, must approve your license and the Department of Children and Families must sign off on your license.
     


Qualified foster parents are also:

  • Single, married, same-sex couples of any race or religion. 
  • In good physical and mental health.
  • Able to demonstrate financial security. 
  • Able to clear a background study and provide positive references. 
  • Willing to complete a home study to ensure a healthy environment.
  • Willing to participate in training before fostering and during the time as a foster parent. Training is provided at no cost.