Foster Parents in Delaware

  • can be single, married, divorced or widowed
  • rent or own their home
  • are at least 21 years of age
  • attend a 3 hour Information Session
  • 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

  1. First Contact
  2. Information Session
  3. Application
  4. Pre-Service Training
  5. Home Assessment
  6. Certification
  7. Placement

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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.