Become A Foster Parent

Want To Explore Foster Parenting?

As you begin the journey to explore foster parenting, Kentucky Kids Belong will support you:

View kids in our state’s foster care system who are legally free for adoption.

Connect with other foster parents, experts and resources.

Become trauma aware and invite your support network to do the same.

Connect with Foster Friendly Community businesses, faith communities and other organizations that are committed to supporting Kentucky’s kinship and foster families.

Let’s Connect


Foster Parent Requirements In Kentucky

Kentucky’s Cabinet For Health and Family Services is your best resource for information about becoming a kinship or foster parent in our state. But here are some key requirements to be aware of. 

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old
  • Parents can be married or single
  • Parents should be financially stable and have an income (separate from any financial support offered to foster or adoptive parents for the child’s needs) sufficient to meet their family’s needs
  • Applicants must be able to provide a safe, secure, and healthy home for a child
  • Parents must be in good physical and mental health
  • The home must meet requirements for housing safety and space