Foster Parent Program

Foster Care is the temporary service provided to ensure the safety and well-being of children 
and youth while in out-of-home care. 
Foster homes are needed for all ages, but especially for teens and sibling groups.

Help Us Help Children & Families in Our Community
 You can apply to become a foster parent if you:
 •    Are at least 21 years old
 •    Are in good health
 •    Are married, single, or living with a partner
 •    Can make room in your home and heart for a child or children who need safe, temporary care

 Services provided to foster parents by the Department of Social Services include:
 •   Clothing allowance for each child
 •   Health insurance for each child
 •   Ongoing training and 24-hour emergency services
 •   Regular home visits and contact with agency staff
 •   Room and board payments for the care of the child

Foster Parent Program Flyer
Foster Parent Application
Foster Parent Resource Library

Contact us:
• E-mail: JeffHomeFinder@dfa.state.ny.us
•  Calling: 315-785-3240, or 315-785-5151