Foster Parent Recruitment

Foster homes are needed!

When Humboldt County children can’t be kept safe in their homes, loving foster parents are needed. You can help by opening your heart and home to a foster child.

For more information about becoming a foster parent, call the foster care hotline at 707-499-3410.


The basic requirements for becoming a foster parent include:

  • Being 21 years of age or older
  • Accepting the temporary nature of foster care
  • Attending a foster parent orientation
  • Being a team player with the goal to meet the needs of the foster youth
  • Completing 24 hours of preservice training
  • Meeting state licensing requirements for housing and safety
  • Participating in aiding the foster youth’s transition back to his or her family or to an adoptive home