Foster Parents in Delaware:

  • can be single, married, divorced or widowed
  • rent or own their home
  • are at least 21 years of age and no older than 65
  • participate in 27 hours of pre-service training
  • pass a criminal background check and fingerprint screening
  • are of all races and religions
  • pass home, health, and safety studies
  • are economically stable
  • provide references

The Process:

First Contact → Orientation → Application → Pre Service Training
→ Home Assessment → Certification → Placement

Contact the Division of Family Services today for more information.

New Castle County: 302-451-2800
Kent County:            302-739-4800
Sussex County:        302-422-1400

Persons interested in providing foster care for a private agency should follow the links below for additional information.