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Georgia Qualifications

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • At least one adult in the household must be able to speak, read and write English.
  • Must have the financial ability to support your household without the reimbursement from being a foster parent.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background check including local, state and federal.
  • Must not have a Child Protective Services history.
  • Must not appear on the Sex Offender Registry.
  • Must meet minimum health and safety requirements and have the physical space to allow a child or youth to have their own bed and ample space to store their belongings.


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.