Fostering a Child


Support Georgia Children

Do you have the desire and open heart to support children and families? Help Georgia's children by becoming a foster parent. The minimum criteria for fostering a child in Georgia is listed below. Also, the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services website has everything you need to know about fostering a child. Click on the red button to learn more. Then select "Become a Foster or Adoptive Parent" in green on the top right.

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  • Must be at least ten (10) years older than the child to be placed and if single, be at least 25 years of age
  • Must complete a 2 hour orientation in the local county office or via the internet
  • Must successfully complete pre-service IMPACT Family Centered Practice training
  • Must complete a medical exam, finger print checks, as well as undergo both child welfare and criminal records checks/screenings. If you or any other adult household members (over age 18) have not been a resident of Georgia for a minimum of 5 years, you must be screened in the Child Abuse and Neglect registry of each state of prior residence
  • Must provide proof of current residence and financial stability