- 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.
- This page, Foster parent eligibility, is offered by
- Massachusetts Department of Children & Families
Foster parent eligibility
To be eligible to become a Department of Children & Families (DCF) foster parent you must meet the minimum requirements.