You must be
at least 21 years of age.
Marital Status (Can be single, divorce,
Couples must take all the training. Both
parents have to participate and become certified.
All individuals in the family, including
children, must be interested and willing to do foster
You can not solely depend on foster care
as your income. Your current income must exceed your
Criminal Background Check
Everyone in the home must have a
physical and TB test with written approval from your
doctor that you are physically and mentally capable to
provide foster care for children.
Your home must be suitably equipped,
safe, clean, and have sufficient space to accommodate
additional children in the home. Foster children must have
their own bed to sleep in preferably in their own room.
Adults must have a valid NC driver's
license with a safe driving record and a safe vehicle for
You must be open to a "team" approach in
working with all parties involved, including birth
You must complete all training as
required by the State of North Carolina.
Adults should have at least a high
school diploma/GED or must have the ability to read,
write, and follow written and verbal direction.