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Posted on: August 21, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Dinwiddie Social Services Foster Parent Program

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You must be at least 18 years of age or older to be approved as a foster parent. Individuals and/or couples must have the time and energy to give to a child and must meet all the approval requirements.

Steps in the approval process:

  •      Attend a one-time orientation meeting to learn what foster parenting is all about
  •      Successfully complete pre-service training
  •      Complete a home study
  •      Participate in at least three (3) face-to-face interviews
  •      Submit a national Fingerprint Criminal Record check, a child abuse and neglect history check, and a DMV check 
  •      Provide a physician’s report verifying that you are physically and mentally capable of caring for a child 
  •      Verify that you have enough income to provide for your family
  •      Submit the names of three (3) references

If you are interested in being a foster care parent, please contact Dinwiddie Social Services at (804) 469-4524. 

We’d love to see you at the upcoming trainings that begin on August 29th!  


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