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Basic Requirements:

Must participate in and complete 30 hours of training.
The family's home must pass a fire and safety inspection.
All family members 18 years old and older must be fingerprinted in order for criminal record checks to be conducted locally, through the SBI, and through the FBI.
If married, must have been married for at least one year.
Single applicants can be licensed.
Within the ages of 21 and 65.
Foster families need to have adequate income to financially support their own family.

Contact Information:

North Carolina Division of Social Services, Child Welfare and Family Support Section (919) 733-9464.
NC Kids Adoption and Foster Care Network, 1-877-NCKIDS-1.

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