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Steps to becoming a Foster Parent...

1. Complete and submit Prospective Foster Parent Application

2. In-Home Family Consultation meetings arranged by the Case Manager

3. Virginia eligibility requirements for foster parent approval

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must participate in pre- post Service training and meet all State Department of Social Services, Medicaid and local mandates
  • Agree to embrace the treatment modality of PTFC
  • Agree to use respite at least two days monthly
  • Provide 24-hour supervision of the child
  • Provide a safe environment in the home and community
  • Provide access to reliable transportation
  • Must have a working telephone
  • Provide a current physical health report on every member of the houseld, including any mental health treatment, past and present of household members
  • Provide the opportunity for the child to participate in the religious faith of his or her choice or the religious faith requested by the biologogical family
  • Satisfactory Home Study