Foster Care North Carolina

Add Be part of the solution to help children and families.  Start with a consultation to learn more about children available for adoption from foster care.

What to Expect

    • Foster families provide 24/7 care to foster children and youth with family reunification goals.
    • On average it takes 6-8 months to become licensed
    • Foster families will partner with CAS, DSS, & the child(ren)’s family system for best possible futures.
    • Dedicated and individualized support throughout your journey
    • Referrals for children & youth aged 0-18 in all 100 counties
    • Joy!
    • Monthly financial assistance

 

How to get started

      • Require pre-application Register Here
      • A CAS professional will contact you to plan your next steps
      • Complete your home study
      • Complete training and licensure. 
        • 2 options for training! See more below.
      • Complete your home study. Mutual home assessment with the CAS team.
      • Once training and mutual home assessment are completed, your application is submitted to NCDHHS for approval.
      • Once approved you are eligible for placement of children!

Training Options:

    • Tips-Mapp: A 30-hour trauma informed pre-service training that provides prospective foster families with information on grief, loss, challenging behaviors, shared parenting, and more. CAS offers 2 training cohorts per year; 1 in the spring and 1 in the fall. There is no charge for this training. Every foster parent seeking to become licensed must attend. 
    • Deciding Together: The same information and curriculum contained in Tips-Mapp but provided in a one on one setting. Admission to this training families with unconventional employment schedules! There is a $100 fee for this training option to cover the cost of the required books.

Eligibility:

      • Must be 21 years old or older with a safe home and the ability to pass a criminal background check. We welcome married couples, single parents, and couples in committed partnerships. 
      • We welcome families from all races, ethnicities, & cultural backgrounds!
      • You do not have to own your own home – renting is acceptable.
      • Must be able to prove financial stability.