How can I become a foster parent?

Foster & Adoptive Care Essentials (FACES) is offered to those interested in providing foster/adoptive/relative care. It consists of 21 hours of classroom training, comprised of seven three-hour classes.

training is required for licensing to become:

An ISO level care home provides an intensive level of child supervision and is part of the treatment team. At least one foster parent must always be available to the child at all times. Additional training is required to meet the standards of an ISO Level home prior to having a placement made in your home.

FACES training assists in preparing one to be a skilled caregiver and professional team member. FACES classes promote a better understanding of the foster care system and working with children and their families. Modules are primarily instructed by foster and adoptive parents.

Step 1:

Contact the DCYF Foster Care Unit OR Child Placing Agency:

Child and Family Services
Easter Seals Society of NH
Independent Services Network (ISN)
Lakes Region
NFI North
No. Human Services
Spaulding Youth Services

Step 2:

Sign-up for FACES classes beginning with the Orientation module