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Foster Care & Adoption

Open Your Heart Open Your Home Foster Care and AdoptionCayuga 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 in good health
  • Are married, single, or living with a partner
  • Can make room in your heart and home for children who need safe, temporary care
  • Have sufficient income to meet your own family’s needs

Foster parents receive several supports in order to help with the child's well-being.


For information on how to become a foster parent, visit  Steps to Becoming a Foster Parent .

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