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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

    Click here to view the complete list of eligibility standards

 

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