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Louisiana Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Adequate space in home for additional child.
  • Financially stable (able to meet own family’s needs).
  • Pass state and federal criminal clearances.
  • Attend 21 hours of pre-service training. 
  • Open to fostering teens and sibling groups.

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.