APPLY AS A FOSTER PARENT

Share your home and be a blessing to a child.

Who can foster?
      • Must be at least 25 years old
      • Must have genuine interest, capacity, and commitment in parenting 
      • Must be able to provide a familial atmosphere for the child
      • Must have a healthy and harmonious relationship with each family member living with him or her
      • Must be of good moral character​
      • Must be physically and mentally capable and emotionally mature​
      • Must have sufficient resources to be able to provide for the family’s needs
      • Must be willing to be further honed or trained on knowledge, attitudes, and skills in caring for a child
Requirements to be a Foster Parent
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Contract
  • Medical Certificate
  • Income Tax Return or Certificate of Employment
  • NBI Clearance or Police Clearance
  • Barangay Certificate stating that the applicant is a resident of the barangay, length of stay and good moral character
  • Recent photo and where applicable, his/her family
  • Two character references
Process of Being a Foster Parent

Step 1: INQUIRY

  • Phone call, office visit or email
  • Attendance to Foster Care Forum

Step 2: APPLICATION

Submit filled-up application and documentary requirements

Step 3: ASSESSMENT

  • Individual and joint interviews of applicants and family members
  • Preparation of Home Study Report (HSR) by a Foster Care Social Worker

Step 4: APPROVAL/DISAPPROVAL OF APPLICATION

  • Submission of HSR and supporting documents to the Department of Social
    Welfare and Development for approval
  • If approved: Issuance of FC-License by the DSWD
  • If not: The applicants will be informed on the reason/s for disapproval

Step 5: FAMILY SELECTION/ MATCHING

A licensed foster family is matched to a foster child based on the family’s capability to meet the needs of the child

Step 6: PREPARATION FOR PLACEMENT

Issuance of FC-Placement Authority by DSWD

Step 7: PLACEMENT

Physical transfer of the child from the referring agency to the foster home

Step 8: PLACEMENT SUPERVISION

Regular visits by the social worker to provide support and ensure that child is well taken care of

Step 9: TERMINATION OF PLACEMENT

  • Return of child to his/her biological parent/s or relatives
  • Placement of child for adoption (local/intercountry)
  • Referral of foster child to other institutions
Who may be placed under foster care?
    • A child who is abandoned, neglected, maltreated or orphaned
    • A child with special needs or in socially difficult circumstances such as, but not limited to, being a street child, a victim of child labor or trafficking
    • A child awaiting adoptive placement who would have to be prepared for family life
    • A child who is a victim of sexual, physical, or any other form of abuse or exploitation
    • A child whose adoption has been disrupted
    • A child who is in need of special protection as assessed by a social worker, an agency or the DSWD
Apply Now

Send us a message so we can reach you and start the process of your application. You can also request for us to hold a group/barangay/company orientation regarding foster care.




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