A Little Thing Like Saying Yes Is Huge. 

Help NC’s kids by becoming a foster parent.

When it comes to finding a safe and loving home, too many children and youth in need of foster care are met with a discouraging “no.” You can be their “yes.”  We’re actively recruiting foster parents to provide a temporary home for these kids, so they will have a bridge back to their own families. You don’t need to have all the answers to be a great foster parent. You just need to be able to provide stability and support—little things that make a huge difference.

There are several paths you can take if you’re interested in caring for children and youth in need:

KINSHIP CARE. If you have a relative or someone else you know in need of a temporary home, you may be the right fit for a placement. Staying together with a sibling or other relative can help children or teenagers adapt successfully to their new home environment.

FOSTER CARE. You may be able to get licensed to provide foster care to kids who come into the custody of the state of North Carolina because of abuse, neglect, or dependency in their family.

ADOPTION. Every child deserves a “forever family.” When a child can’t be reunited with their biological family, a foster parent may have the opportunity to become an adoptive parent.


Begin your journey to becoming a foster parent by simply selecting an agency or local social services agency and attending an orientation session.


As a potential foster parent, you probably have lots of questions. We’re here to help. Find out more about: