Resident of Winnebago County
The individual must be 21 years of age or older. Persons 18-21 years of age may be licensed to care for a relative. If married, both persons must sign the application to be foster parents.
Have good mental and physical health, and comply with obtaining a statement from a physician to indicate adequate health.
Possess an understanding of child development and behavior.
Participate in a criminal background check.
Ensure for a safe physical environment in which to care for children.
Demonstrate an ability to be flexible and a willingness to work with the placing agency and biological family to assist in reunification.