programs-purple Become a Foster Parent


Hundreds of children are waiting for good homes right now in North Carolina. They’re waiting for kind-hearted, imperfect people who can give them a warm home, understanding, and time to heal.

CARING for Children is asking adults in our community to join us in caring for children in the foster care system. We will provide the training and ongoing support you need to be a successful foster parent.

What does it take to be a foster parent?

Couples and single adults who are interested in becoming foster parents with CARING for Children must be 21 to 75 years of age and have a strong desire and ability to help children. Additional requirement to foster include:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Private bedroom to accommodate each foster child
  • Proof of financial ability
  • Background check
  • 30 hours of pre-service and follow-up training

If you are interested in fostering, please complete the contact form below.

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Take the next step today!

Can’t wait to get started or have a question for our staff? Just call and talk to one of our experienced Foster Care Specialists.

Western North Carolina Including Buncombe and Surrounding Areas:
(828) 775-0837

McDowell, Morganton, Hickory, and Lenoir:
(828) 775-3172