Becoming a Foster Parent

Steps to take to become a foster parent.

Foster Care FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Foster Care.

Being a Foster Parent

The Department of Children and Families provides training to enhance parenting skills to help foster parents meet the challenge of foster parenting through "Massachusetts Approach to Partnerships in Parenting" (MAPP).

Support for Foster Parents

There are many resources available from DCF and other referral organizations which provide guidance and support services to prospective and current foster parents

Foster Care/Adoption Informational Meetings

The current listing of Foster Care/Adoption Informational Meetings and the Massachusetts Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP) Trainings

Short Term Foster Care

There are a number of ways to help children in foster care. These options work well for people who sincerely want to help our children, but are not able to make the time commitment for longer term care.

Foster Care for Infants

Information about Team Fresh Start, an innovative, collaborative Foster Care program for infants in the Greater Brockton area.