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Complete the Foster Parent Application.
Mail the original signed application to:
DCF, Recruitment Unit
600 Washington St., 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Contact DCF to ask questions and express your interest at (800) 543-7508.
DCF will visit your home for a physical standards check for room and safety and conduct a background check on everyone in your home.
Eligible foster parents will be registered for 30 hours of training. There are several training opportunities offered across the state.
A social worker will visit your home and interview you and the household members, as well as check personal references.
Congratulations, you are ready to foster! DCF will work to find the most suitable match between your family and a foster child.