Q&A

We are always here to answer your questions!

Which children need the most help? 

Currently, the greatest need in Georgia is homes for teenagers, large sibling groups (three or more), and hard to place children.  All foster children are looking for a stable and loving home that can meet their needs. 

How long does it take to become a foster parent? 

How long the home study process takes is dependent upon your schedule to meet, how quickly you submit required documentation, and completion of necessary screenings and trainings. Once your home study is completed, it is approved by the State of Georgia. The average home study approval process takes three to six months.

Do foster parents get paid? 

Foster parents receive a daily rate paid twice a month to assist in the care of each child to help cover the cost of fostering. Foster children’s medical, dental, counseling and daycare needs are covered through state insurance. A clothing allowance is provided annually for each child.  

How much does it cost to adopt? 

The cost of adoption depends on several factors, each of which will be discussed during your orientation and home study process. 

Do you have to be married to foster or adopt? 

No, adoptive/foster parents can be single, married, or in a committed relationship. 

Can same sex couples foster and adopt? 

Absolutely! We proudly offer our services and support to members of the LGBTQIA+ community interested in foster care and adoption.

How old do I need to be to foster or adopt?

You must be at least 21 years old and 10 years older than the eldest child placed in your home. 

I am interested, what do I do next?