There is an urgent to need for Foster Parents in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. Hundreds of children have suffered abuse, neglect, or abandonment, and need safe, loving foster homes – especially older youth and sibling groups. Ask yourself if you feel called to change a life for the better by opening your heart and home as a Foster Parent.
Foster Parents provide a loving, temporary refuge to children who enter the foster care system through no fault of their own. Children stay with Foster Parents until a permanent living arrangement is achieved – such as adoption or reunification with their biological families. By caring for a child in Miami or the Keys when they need it most, you can make a difference for a lifetime in a relatively short time.
If you are interested in becoming a Foster Parent in Miami-Dade or Monroe, contacting Citrus Family Care Network is your first step. We are the Lead Agency that manages foster care in our community.
Foster Parenting Requirements
To ensure the safety of each child in care, there are some important requirements for those who wish to become Foster Parents. We are looking for people who:
Please note the many things that aren’t on the list. You don’t have to be rich, married, or a homeowner to foster. Likewise, Foster Parents have diverse backgrounds, practice many faiths, and are at many different points in their lives. The biggest and most important requirement is love!
The length of time required to complete the process depends, in part, on your availability to attend training classes, meet with the licensing counselor, and complete the needed paperwork.