To be eligible to become a foster parent, you:
- Must be at least 21 years old and have lived in the community for at least six months; an active member of a local Christian church; married with a stable marriage for at least one year (married couples preferred); in good health (a physician’s statement is required).
- Must meet your county’s home safety requirements, have sufficient bedrooms, and reliable transportation.
- Must demonstrate emotional stability and have supportive character references; be financially stable; have no criminal record (fingerprinting is required); agree to discipline without physical punishment; be willing to work with social workers/case workers, other professionals, and the child’s biological family; attend 30 hours of foster parent training (known as MAPP — Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting.)
- Must not be currently employed by Florida Baptist Children’s Homes.
Florida Baptist Children’s Homes provides subsidy for the child’s expenses.
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