Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for children who have been abused or neglected and need a safe place to live. With the approval of a judge, the local Department of Social Services can take custody of the at risk child(ren) and place the child(ren) in a foster home.
Foster parents must:
- Be at least 21 years old
- Have a stable home and income
- Maintain a drug free environment
- Be willing to be finger printed and have a criminal records check
- Complete all required training and be licensed by the state of North Carolina
Find out more on how to become a licensed foster parent.
Call NC KIDS: 1-877-625-4371
Contact your local Department of Social Services.