Foster Care is a temporary living arrangement for abused, neglected and dependent children who need a safe place to live when their parents or another relative cannot care for them. Thousands of children in North Carolina enter the foster care system each year. They range from infant to 18 years old. All foster children have unique backgrounds, experiences, personalities, strengths and needs. All children who are in foster care require special care, support and nurturing.
Foster Parent Licensing Requirement:
•Must Have HS Diploma or GED.
•Be at least 21 years old
•Be willing to be fingerprinted and have a criminal records check Criminal background check for everyone in the home over age 18.
•Maintain a drug free environment
•Completion of 40 hours of Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting (MAPP) Training.
•Completion of required documentation and homework during MAPP Training.