How to Become a Foster Parent

How do I become a foster parent?

Three children

Being a foster parent is a very rewarding experience. You will be caring for children who have been abused or neglected and serving as a role model for the biological families who are working to be reunified with their children. This is the ultimate public trust.

Important steps

  • Attend an informational session
  • Complete 30 hours of foster parent training
  • Participate in child abuse and criminal background check
  • Participate in an in-depth home inspection and home study

You may be eligible for foster parenting if you are:

  • At least 21 years old
  • Married or single
  • Renting or owning
  • Financially stable
  • Committed to loving and nurturing a child in your home
  • Willing to work in partnership with everyone involved in the child’s life to meet the child’s needs
  • Dedicated to help a child reunify with their biological family
  • Committed to attending required training sessions
  • Able to physically accommodate children in your home

Click here for answers to some common questions regarding foster care.


Ready to take the next step to becoming a foster parent?

Contact Brevard Family Partnership at (321) 752-4650 or complete our online inquiry form, for additional information.

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Foster Parent Orientation Schedule 2018-2019


We have such an amazing group of men and women who have dedicated their time and energy to making a difference in the lives of children within our community. Each person who chooses Foster Care has a “Why”. Please take a few moments to hear their stories and why they continue to choose foster care daily.