Not all families are the same, and all families should be celebrated, no matter the family dynamic. Here at Hillyard, Anderson, & Olsen, we understand that and want to give parents who are considering fostering a child the information they need while they’re making this exciting decision.

Foster Parent Guidelines & Requirements

The guidelines and requirements for people who are interested in becoming foster parents vary based on the state you live in, so it’s important to work with your attorney closely as you’re working through this process to ensure you’re meeting all of your state’s guidelines. Here at Hillyard, Anderson, & Olsen, our Family Law attorneys serve residents of Utah and Idaho and can give you specific information regarding your state’s laws. Below are some of the general requirements for those who are looking to foster a child:

  • Must be 21 or older
  • Must have a regular income to support potential foster child and family
  • Must have a home with sufficient bedrooms/room for the potential foster child
  • Must submit to a home assessment
  • Must have no record of felony convictions or misdemeanors convictions of child, elder, or sexual abuse

When you choose to foster a child, you could be the key turning point in their life for positive change. If this is something you’re considering, make sure to schedule an appointment with one of our Family Law attorneys to get started on this exciting process and make sure you meet all of the requirements. To schedule your appointment, please give us a call at 435-752-2610.