Call and speak to a current or former foster parent at the Foster Information Center, 1-833-678-3735, Ambassadors available M-F 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Request a call or email from a Foster Community Ambassador, available for submissions 24/7 and returned the next business day
Find the local community based care agency in your area and contact them directly
You have something unique to offer our system of care! Foster parents are integral members of a child’s “team” and ensure all the child’s needs are met.
Many foster parents and their families choose to keep their homes active and continue accepting children because they find the experience so meaningful and rewarding.
Foster parents are not tasked with this alone, each child comes with a team dedicated to their well-being.
Prospective foster parents work with local community organizations to complete the licensing process.
You don't have to become a foster parent to support fostering.
This NEW licensure type is designed for relatives and non-relatives who have an existing relationship with the child from whom they are seeking licensure.
Connect with non-profit organizations working to support foster families in your community
Terms and definitions.
Find useful resources.
If you are interested in learning more about whether fostering is right for your family, please call Florida’s Foster Information Center toll-free at 1-833-678-3735 (1-83-FosterFL).
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