Foster Parent Qualifications
Foster parenting requires no extraordinary talent - just patience, flexibility, and the ability to provide a stable family life during a time of crisis and until a permanent living plan can be arranged.
ND Foster care does not exclude anyone interested in becoming a foster parent because of race, creed, religious belief or marital status. However, because of the importance of their work with children, foster parents must be of good character, in good physical and mental health, and capable of providing a safe living environment for children. Some important characteristics are good parenting skills (or the willingness to learn them), the time and energy to invest in a child's life, and a genuine concern for the well being of children and families.
A foster home must be licensed.