Foster/Adopt Basic Requirements

The prospective foster/adoptive parents may be single or married and must:

  • be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults,
  • complete an application (staff will assist you, if you prefer),
  • share information regarding their background and lifestyle,
  • provide relative and non-relative references,
  • show proof of marriage and/or divorce (if applicable),
  • agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members,
  • allow staff to complete a criminal history background check and an abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household, and
  • attend free training to learn about issues of abused and neglected children.
    • The training provides an opportunity for the family and TruLight127 to assess whether foster care or adoption is best for the family.
    • The family may withdraw from the meetings at any time. There is no charge for the meetings.
    • Foster/adoptive parents generally train together.