Fostering Hope Florida is always looking for people to make a difference in children’s lives by committing to be foster parents. Foster care provides daily care for children whose biological families are no longer able to care for them. Foster parents offer the love and nurturing environment that make children feel safe and protected.

Qualifications for Becoming a Foster Parent

There are some important qualifications that are necessary for those interested in becoming foster parents. Potential foster parents must be able to demonstrate that they are able to meet the emotional, physical and developmental needs of children in their care. Some of the most important expectations of foster parents include:

  • Ability to provide care and supervision on a 24/7 basis
  • Have financial stability
  • Be a patient, understanding caregiver
  • Ability to offer love and stable support
  • Pass a background screening
  • Complete a 30-hour training called MAPP (Model Approach to Parenting Partnerships)
  • Have a homestudy approved by DCF

Becoming a Foster Parent

Foster parenting is a hugely rewarding experience and one that brings lifelong gratification. Foster parents are able to improve the life of a child bringing far-reaching effects. If you have the desire to become a foster parent in the Tampa Bay area you can take steps that will make a difference in the life of a child. Foster parenting is extremely gratifying but does take a big commitment. If you’re ready and willing to make this type of commitment you will soon be on your way to bringing joy and hope to children who desperately need it.

Make a Difference in a Child’s Life

The goal of Fostering Hope Florida is to provide children in-need with a safe,stable and loving family life that will help them succeed in life. Foster parents are able to give children the simple things in life that other kids might take for granted – caring, support and unconditional love. As a foster parent you will have the chance to give of yourself in a way that makes a real difference. All types of people can make good foster parents – everyone brings their own unique talents and skills to creating a family experience that brings out the best in each child.

How to Become a Foster Parent in a Hope House

Foster parents and families are always needed. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent in the Tampa Bay area we’d love to speak to you. Our Hope Houses provide a stable environment where foster children thrive. We assist children in the central Florida area including Sarasota, Manatee, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk counties. Call us today to find out how you can help a child by taking the first steps in becoming a foster parent,



Fostering Hope provides all expense paid living for couples willing to love and care for children in foster care.  Hope Houses are a place where siblings can live together while in foster care with foster parents who are truly invested in each child’s life.   If you have a heart to be that special person in a foster child’s life, contact us.