Foster Parents in Delaware

  • can be single, married, divorced or widowed
  • rent or own their home
  • are at least 21 years of age
  • 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

Fostercare requirements process image 1. Firs Contact 2. Orientation 3. Application 4. Pre-service Training 5. Home Assessment 6. Certification 7. Placement

Contact the Division of Family Services today for more information.

General Information:


Office Phone Numbers:

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.