New England Foster and Adoptive Ministries

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Interested in Becoming a

Foster or Adoptive Parent?

Where Do I Start?

Each State has their own requirements,

but here are the basics.

Step 1.  Contact your State Agency

See our page for your state's link.

Once the proper forms have been filled out, you can get signed up for licencing classes and a home study.  Your state's agency will walk you through their requirements.

Step 2.  Build a Support Network

Don't try to do it all alone!

Connect with other families who are fostering or adopting.  Learn from them  Listen to them. Share with them.  And recruit friends and family to help lighten the load where they can. 

Don't argue. Just do it.