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