Guidelines for Adopting or becoming a foster parent to a child in Florida
You should know that to be an adoptive our foster parent:
- You don't have to earn a high income, although you must have enough money to provide for the basic needs of your family.
- You can have children of your own or other adopted or foster children.
- In most cases, you must be at least 21 years old.
- You don't have to own your own home.
- You must be in good health.
- You can work full-time.
- You or your family could have faced serious crisis such as illness, unemployment or other problems, and still qualify.
If you can give a child the love and care he or she needs, you may be an ideal candidate to become an adoptive or foster parent.
Ways to Contribute to OCOC
Every child deserves a forever, permanent home and family. You can make a difference - a child is waiting for adoption or foster care in Florida.
Our Partnership Program provides opportunities for businesses, organizations and individuals to join with OCOC in lending support to families.
Please consider donating your time and experience with us. Opportunities vary throughout the state but we can use any services you have to offer.