Foster and Adoptive Families play a vitally important role to the children served by the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (DSCYF).  Right now, though we don’t have enough families to give all of these children the loving, safe, and stable home that they need and deserve.

We are actively recruiting for approximately 30 foster families and 80 adoptive families statewide.  We are happy to work with families who are willing to provide a safe and supportive environment to any of our children, though we are particularly in need of families who can take teens, sibling groups and medically fragile children.

Have you ever considered fostering or adoption but just haven’t followed through yet?  Then please take the next step by attending one of the information sessions listed below and click on the links for more information about the process for each pathway. You don’t have to be perfect to foster or adopt a child.  What our children need most is Love ~ Our Kids Matter.

Foster Parent Information Meetings
Held the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

New Castle County
University Plaza-
Cambridge Building
263 Chapman Rd.
Newark, DE

Kent and Sussex Counties
Barrett Building
821 Silver lake Blvd
Dover, DE

What does it take to become a foster parent? Learn more about the Foster Care process.

Adoptive Parent Information Meetings

Statewide Schedule of Adoption Agency Information for Prospective Parents

Want to learn more about becoming an adoptive parent? More information is available here.


We'd like to thank 99.5 WJBR and Great Scott Broadcasting for embarking on a wonderful partnership with us to recruit foster and adoptive families in Delaware.  Over the next year, you’ll hear radio spots on their stations featuring the voices of foster and adoptive parents, children, teens and staff. 



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