Interested in being a Foster Parent? If so, click here. If not, call  850.453.7777 for more information. Looking for Adoption info? Click here or call  1.866.313.9874.

Foster Parenting

All children need a safe, stable, secure environment to grow and learn. In Northwest Florida, nearly 500 children in foster care need such a place to feel protected and cared for. They are victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect. The children have been removed from their homes in an effort to assure their safety. Some children are in need of short-term shelter care placements, while others need longer term foster care placements. The children range in age from newborns to 17 years old, either gender, and all races.

Foster parenting is both challenging and rewarding. Foster parents are asked to accept and nurture children in care and enable them to become family members. Short-term and long-term foster care are both temporary situations. Children in foster care are either placed back in their own homes when it is safe or in adoptive homes. The impact that foster parents have on children can make the difference in that child's success in life.

FFN is excited to partner with Binti to make the foster parenting inquiry and licensing process easier than ever! You can complete the entire application electronically on a phone, tablet or desktop computer. Please click below to speak to a member of our recruitment team about beginning the process.

Start your Foster Parenting Application

For more information on how to become a foster parent, contact us at  850.453.7777 or email

Sponsored by Lakeview Center and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families