How to Become a Foster Parent

Being a foster parent is an enriching experience. You will be caring for abused or neglected children and serving as a role model for the biological families working for reunification with their children. Here’s how to get started on the path to becoming a foster parent.


  1. Attend an information session
  2. Complete 27 hours of pre-service training
  3. Participate in child abuse and criminal background check
  4. 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 helping a child reunify with their biological family
  • In attendance at all required training sessions
  • Able to physically accommodate children in your home

See our Foster Care FAQs or message us today!

Ready to take the next step to become a foster parent? Contact Brevard Family Partnership at (321) 752-4650.

Foster Parent Orientation Schedule 2023-2024

Each person who chooses Foster Care has a “Why.” Please take a few moments to witness their stories.

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