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Below are a list of Foster Care
Licensing Requirements
  • Complete a Foster and Adoption training course (at least 21 hours)

  • Be at least 21 years of age

  • May be single, married, widowed or divorced

  • Approved background clearances (abuse registry, local, state, and national) for all household members

  • Adequate income to support family, independent of foster care board rate (proof of income)

  • Financial statement to be completed

  • Enough room for child, to include appropriate sleeping arrangements – no more that 5 children between the ages of 0-17 in the home, including adopted and birth children

  • Health inspection of your home by His House Licensing staff

  • Water safety class (if you have a private pool – this class is taken only once)

  • CPR course (required if you reside in BROWARD county)

  • Psychotropic medication training (mandatory)

  • Medical clearance (required for DADE county; required in BROWARD only if you have a medical condition, such as lupus, hypertension, diabetes, etc…)

  • Copy of valid driver’s license (with current address, unless there is a specific reason why current address cannot appear on license)

  • Copy of auto insurance (with names of applicants listed as drivers)
  • Copy of current pet vaccinations, including rabies shots (if applicable)

  • Home study completed by His House Licensing staff

  • Pictures of all rooms in your home

  • Family and pet pictures

  • Floor plan/evacuation plan with room dimensions and exit routes

  • Employer reference (to cover 2 years of employment)

  • Three personal references

  • Adult child reference (if applicable)

  • Life story/autobiography (each parent)

  • Twelve hours of training per year after being licensed (BROWARD county)

  • Eight hours of training per year after being licensed (DADE county)

  • Re-licensure paperwork annually

  • Stable physical, mental, and emotional well-being

  • If you are grieving a major loss/life change, it is suggested that you wait for at least a year before proceeding with the process.
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