BASIC FOSTER PARENT REQUIREMENTS

What’s Required

  • Be at least 21 years of age (single or married).
  • Show proof of marriage and/or divorce (if applicable).
  • Be in good mental and physical health.
  • Have dependable transportation.
  • Have stable income to support your family and household.
  • Pass a fire and health inspection.
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or complete a competency test to demonstrate basic skills necessary for parenting.
  • Have no criminal record or history of abusing a child.
  • Be a citizen, permanent resident, or other qualified alien of the United States.
  • Have enough childcare or life experience to provide sufficient background to become an effective foster parent.

You must also:

  • Thoroughly complete the application and required documents.
  • Complete required hours of foster parent training.
  • Agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members.
  • Complete a criminal history background check, abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household, and agree to a nonphysical discipline policy.
  • Agree to abide by the State of Texas and Cherished Impressions CPA’s standards, policies, practices and procedure.