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Foster Care

Three Ways to Begin the Journey to Fostering Today!

Call and speak to a current or former foster parent at the Foster Information Center, 1-833-678-3735, Ambassadors available M-F 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Request a call or email from a Foster Community Ambassador, available for submissions 24/7 and returned the next business day

Find the local community based care agency in your area and contact them directly

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You have something unique to offer our system of care! Foster parents are integral members of a child’s “team” and ensure all the child’s needs are met.

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Rewards of Being a Foster Parent

Many foster parents and their families choose to keep their homes active and continue accepting children because they find the experience so meaningful and rewarding.

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Meeting the Challenges of Fostering

Foster parents are not tasked with this alone, each child comes with a team dedicated to their well-being.

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How Do I Become a Foster Parent?

Prospective foster parents work with local community organizations to complete the licensing process.

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Support Fostering

You don't have to become a foster parent to support fostering.

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Levels of Foster Care Licensure

This NEW licensure type is designed for relatives and non-relatives who have an existing relationship with the child from whom they are seeking licensure.

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Connect with non-profit organizations working to support foster families in your community

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Fostering Definitions

Terms and definitions.

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Find useful resources.

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If you are interested in learning more about whether fostering is right for your family, please call Florida’s Foster Information Center toll-free at 1-833-678-3735 (1-83-FosterFL).

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