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