Foster parent eligibility

To be eligible to become a Department of Children & Families (DCF) foster parent you must meet the minimum requirements.
  • Be a Massachusetts resident 18 years of age or older
  • Rent or own a home that meets DCF’s home safety standards
  • Have a stable source of income
  • Pass a background record check

    You can view a complete list of eligibility standards.

Contact for Foster parent eligibility


DCF Foster Care/Adoptive Recruitment
600 Washington St., 6th Floor, Boston , MA 02111

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