Want to become a foster parent in Massachusetts? Here’s how

There is an acute shortage of families in Massachusetts who are willing to open their doors to abused and neglected children. If you are considering fostering a child, here are the requirements to get started. You must:

►Be a Massachusetts resident 18 or older

►Rent or own a home that meets Department of Children and Family home safety standards

►Have a stable source of income

►Pass a background record check

For more information: mass.gov/how-to/apply-to-become-a-dcf-foster-parent; or call the DCF Foster Care/Adoptive Recruitment Unit at 800-543-7508.

Thank you to The Boston Globe for publishing this information.

How to become a foster parent in Massachusetts

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