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How long does it take to become a foster parent?
It takes about three to six months from the time your completed application is submitted to finish the licensing and training process. After training and receiving your foster parent license, children can be placed in your home. Although the type of families needed differs in every geographical setting, the more flexible you are about the type of child you're able and willing to care for, the sooner a child can be matched to your home.

Human Services - Foster Parenting

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1. What do foster parents do?
2. How long does it take to become a foster parent?
3. Do I have to own my own home? What if I'm a renter?
4. What if I'm a single parent? Can I still be a foster parent?
5. What is the difference between being a certified home with an agency or a licensed foster family home?
6. What kind of support do foster parents receive once a child is placed with them?
7. Do the natural parents remain involved with their child in placement?
8. What types of foster families are needed most?
9. What support services will I receive as a foster parent?
10. How many children can share a room? Can a boy and girl share the same room? As a parent, can I share my room with a child?

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