Become a Foster/Adoptive Parent

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Department of Children & Family Services is always looking for loving foster and adoptive parents who are willing to open their home to Louisiana’s foster children. If you can provide a loving, temporary or permanent home, and a stable environment, you may qualify to become a foster or adoptive parent.

What are the qualifications?

• At least 21 years of age

• Single, married, divorced, or widowed

• Financially stable (able to meet own family’s needs)

• Good physical, emotional and mental health

• Adequate space in home for additional child

• Pass state and federal criminal clearances

• Attend 21 hours of pre-service training

• Participate in home study process

How do I get started?

To get started, attend an orientation meeting in your area! Attending an orientation is not a commitment to become a foster/adoptive parent, but the first step in making an informed decision.

Foster/Adoptive Parent Recruitment Orientation Schedule

• Tuesday, September 16th – DCFS Regional Office, 1416 Tiger Drive Thibodaux, LA

• Tuesday, October 7th – Fellowship Baptist Church, 14363 Hwy. 73, Prairieville, LA 70769

• Tuesday, October 28th – DCFS Regional Office, 1416 Tiger Drive, Thibodaux, LA

• Thursday, Nov. 20th - River Parish Hospital, 502 Rue de Sante, Room 309, Laplace, LA

• Thursday, December 11th - North Terrebonne Library, 4130 W. Park Ave, Gray, LA 70359

• Tuesday, Jan 6th -- Fellowship Baptist Church, 14363 Hwy. 73, Prairieville, LA 70769

All Orientations will begin at 6:00 pm.

Department of Children & Family Services

For additional information, call the Thibodaux Region Home Development Unit (985) 449-5055 or visit www.dcfs.la.gov/foster