Become A Foster Parent | Health Connect America

Why become a foster parent? Because there are children who need a safe, loving home—like yours—while they are in an out-of-home placement. Foster parents open their homes for a weekend, a month, or until the child and their family is ready to be reunited. Health Connect America offers our foster families ample training to get started. And after the first child is placed in your home, our direct care professionals are on-call 24/7.

It doesn’t matter if you’re single, married, or divorced—or if you have children of your own or now—we want you to apply to be a foster parent. To get started with us, check out this short list of questions about the requirements to become a foster parent in Alabama, Georgia, or Virginia:

  • Are you at least 25 years of age, or if a two-parent home, at least one applicant is 25? (All States excluding Alabama)
  • You must be 19 years of age to be a foster parent, but at least be 25 years of age to be a TFC or TFC with enhanced services foster parent. This applies to both parents of a TFC or TFC-E Home (Alabama only)
  • Do you own or rent your home/apartment?
  • Does your home have a bedroom to accommodate a foster child/children?
  • Are you and all applicants in the home able to attend monthly trainings?
  • Can you have a physical completed by your primary care physician?
  • Do you have a valid state driver’s license, with reliable transportation?
  • Are you financially stable, employed, or retired?
  • Are you a citizen of the United States?
  • Can you pass all background checks, along with a drug screen?

If you’re ready to get started or to get more questions answered, simply fill out this contact form and we will have a friendly team member connect with you with more details. Or you can contact us at one of the below numbers depending on your location:
877-426-5298 Alabama
800-837-0072 Georgia
855-886-2592 Mississippi
833-525-8196 Tennessee
877-579-5895 Virginia