How Can I Become a Foster Parent?

To become a foster parent, you must have a willingness to help out in a child's life. This may be short term (up to 1 year) or even lead to adoption. Foster care is a program, run by your state, which allows stand in parents, referred to as foster parents, to care for minor children who have been removed from their biological home. There are a number of reasons why children might be removed from their biological home, including abuse and neglect. Often, parents who have had their children removed from their home are given a plan to follow, which will result in their regaining custody of their children, upon successful completion. The main goal of foster care is reunification, although it isn't uncommon for children placed in foster care to become available for adoption.

There are a number of steps that potential foster parents must take in order to become licensed foster parents.

What certifications are needed to become a foster parent?


How to Get Started

Step One
After calling (877) 435-6030 or email to answer any questions you have, a pre-application from Dao Group will be sent to you.

Step Two
A Dao Group coordinator will visit your home to walk through your home and give recommendations for safety precautions according to state licensing regulations.

Step Three
The certification process can take approximately 2-4 months to complete.

Step Four
Meet all the certifications to become a foster parent. Dao Group agency also requires foster parents to attend 40 hours of education to meet the challenges of providing foster care to abused and neglected children.

Step Five
The final step to becoming certified is to have your Certification Coordinator out to your home one last time to perform the final walk-through. During the final walk-through your Certification Coordinator will need to see that your home has been adjusted to meet Licensing Regulations.


Dao Group Provides Support For Parents

Once a child is placed in your home, it is our goal to provide care for the entire family. Dao Group is committed to their foster families.

Some of Dao Group's services include:

If you're interested in foster care, we would enjoy meeting with you to answer further questions. Call us at (877) 435-6030. You may also email us at

If you want to provide a safe harbor for a child, please don't hesitate and contact us today. You have the power to make the difference in the life of a child by opening your home today.

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