Become a Foster Parent
Foster Parent FAQ
Mission & Values
Stories of Purpose
How foster care works
Is there funding available for foster parents?
Why should I become a foster parent?
How long do foster care placements typically last?
What’s the best foster care program?
How long is the process to become a foster parent?
I’m worried about fostering a child because I have small children.
Will I be in contact with the families of my foster child?
What is the criteria for becoming a foster parent?
How long before a child can be placed in my care?
Can I decide the age of the child that I foster?
What are the steps to becoming a foster parent?
What if am fostering a child and it doesn’t work out?
Adoption at Necco
Can I adopt a specific child through Necco?
What are the steps to adopting a child?
Can I adopt a child through Necco?
How long does the adoption process take?
What fees are associated with adoption?
Can you be a foster parent?
If I’m divorced, can I still be a foster parent?
Do you offer childcare, so I can attend foster parenting classes?
Can unmarried couples become foster parents?
We work full time, can we still foster?
How can I complete foster training when my spouse travels for work?
Do I have too many kids to become a foster parent?
If I am LGBTQ can I still become a foster parent?
Am I too old or too young to be a foster parent?
Foster care housing
Can I foster a child if I’m a renter?
Do I have too many pets to be a foster parent?
Can I foster if I live in a mobile home a condo or an apartment?
Can I foster if I don’t have a car?
How many bedrooms do I need to foster a child?
Is my house too small to be a foster parent?
Foster care safety
Can I foster if I have been charged with or convicted of a crime?
Can I foster if I receive mental health services?
Can I foster if I am a recovering addict?
Can I foster if I have had past Child Protective Services involvement?
Can I foster if I have medical issues?
Foster care financial
If I’m on disability, can I be a foster parent?
If I receive government benefits, can I be a foster parent?
If I don’t work, can I be a foster parent?
Do I make enough money to be a foster parent?
Can I foster through Necco, if I am with another agency?
I was in foster care, can I be a foster parent?
Can I foster a child if I don’t have a HS diploma or GED?
I am a daycare provider, can I be a foster parent?
Can I foster a specific child?
Other Parenting Questions?
Ask the Experts
Independent Living Youth Questions
What will my apartment look like?
Do I have to have a roommate?
How long will it take to move in?
Am I required to finish high school?
How often do I get to see my caseworkers?
May I have visitors?
Do I have to be a foster youth or a former foster child?
What will I be required to do while in the program?
What do I need to bring?
What will my life look like for me once I graduate the program?
Upon completion of the program, do I have to move out of my apartment?
Independent Living Worker Questions
How long may young adults be enrolled in the program?
What is the minimum age required for entry into your program?
What other criteria is necessary for enrollment?
What outcome do you expect for the young adult after they leave the program?
How can we get one of our youth enrolled in a Necco IL program?
What is the turnaround time from referral to placement?
What curriculum do you use at Necco for IL youth?
What locations/regions are you located?
How can we make life easier for you as a guardian/county worker of the client?
How often will the young adults need supervision/visits?
What services do we provide?