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Office Location:

DSS Main Office
​Wallace H. Kuralt Centre
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

West Charlotte Location
Community Resource Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Customer Connection
704-336-3000

Key Initiatives

Foster Care

Request information about becoming a foster parent.Foster parents provide temporary homes for children up to 18 years who have been abused and neglected. They provide care, nurturing, safety and guidance until the children are able to return home or another permanent home is found for them.

Can I Be a Foster Parent?

You don't need to be wealthy, married, debt-free, a homeowner, a stay-at-home parent or a college graduate to be a qualified foster parent. But you need to be willing to go through the intensive process of having your home inspected, your background checked and getting trained. Most importantly, you must have a heart for helping children and a willingness to open your heart and home to a child who needs and deserves a secure, loving family.
  
How Do I Become a Foster Parent?

All foster parents must be licensed before a child can be placed in their homes. The steps to licensing include the following:

  • Attend an orientation session to learn more about the licensing process
  • Complete and return an application
  • Submit to a criminal background check and fingerprinting
  • Allow home visits and personal interviews
  • Complete 36 hours of training

To request more information, fill out the interest form and an agency representative will contact you.
 

Address

Office Location:

DSS Main Office
​Wallace H. Kuralt Centre
301 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

West Charlotte Location
Community Resource Center
3205 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Customer Connection
704-336-3000

Key Initiatives

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