There is an acute shortage of families in Massachusetts who are willing to open their doors to abused and neglected children. If you are considering fostering a child, here are the requirements to get started.
■ Be a Massachusetts resident 18 or older
■ Rent or own a home that meets Department of Children and Family home safety standards
■ Have a stable source of income
■ Pass a background record check
For more information, click here or call the DCF Foster Care/Adoptive Recruitment Unit at 800-543-7508.