Foster Care and Adoption

Foster Care & Adoption Services

Cayuga County Department of Human Services is always looking

for families to foster or adopt children in our county.


You can apply to become a foster parent if you…

Are at least 21 years old

Are married, single, or living with a partner

Have sufficient income to meet your own family’s needs

Are in good health

Can make room in your heart & home for children who need safe, temporary care

Foster parents receive several supports in order to help

with the child's well-being.


For information on how to become a foster family, see our web pages at