Make a difference in the lives of children who are in need of the love and care only a family can provide.

Foster Care

Foster parents are highly skilled and respected members of a team who love and nurture children, support and mentor families, and strengthen their communities. Foster parents are committed, well-trained, patient, persistent and idealistic. Like every parent, they are part teacher, part doctor, part counselor and part advocate, all with the goal of helping children be safe and thrive.

The Department of Children and Families contracts with community-based care partner agencies that provide prevention, intervention, foster care and adoption services. These agencies recruit and train the hundreds of families across Florida who serve as foster parents. Contact your local community-based care agency in your county of residence for information on becoming a foster parent in your community.

Central Florida Region:

Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Sumter: Kids Central Inc.  352-873-6332

Orange, Osceola, Seminole: Community Based Care of Central Florida  321-441-2060

Hardee, Highlands, Polk: Heartland for Children 863-519-8900 ext.289

Brevard: Brevard Family Partnership  321-752-4650