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What are the steps to becoming a foster parent?

1. Contact a homefinder (253-1396 or 253-1190). (No fees involved.)

2. Meet with a homefinder. (No fees involved.)

3. Take the mandatory foster parenting (MAPP/GPS II) classes. (No fees involved.)

4. Complete necessary paperwork and clearances. (There are no fees involved, with the exception of needing an up-to-date physical and Tuberculin Test. You are responsible for these.)

5. Complete a home inspection (There no fees involved to have the home inspection. If changes must be made to your home, you are responsible for those changes. A majority of the home inspection is fire safety-related.)

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1. How old do you have to be to become a foster parent?
2. Do you have to be married in order to become foster parents?
3. What are the steps to becoming a foster parent?
4. Is foster parenting a right?
5. What resources are available to foster parents?
6. Are foster parents responsible for medical coverage of children in care?
7. Do foster parents receive financial support?
8. What does Cayuga County look for in a foster parent?
9. Does Cayuga County have children in need of adoption?
10. Is there a high need for foster parents?
11. I still have questions, who can I contact?
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