Foster a Child


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


5401 S. Wentworth, Suite 2N(Fostering occurs in household)Chicago, IL 60609


Caring families are needed to help children in ChildServ's foster care program grow into healthy, thriving adults. Consider becoming a foster parent today. Learn more about becoming a Foster Parent below, or call us at (773) 867-7323.

As a Foster Parent, you must be:

  • Stable, mature adult (at least 25 years old).
  • Single adult or a married couple.
  • Financially stable & responsible.
  • In good health, confirmed by a physical examination report.
  • Able to provide references as part of a background check.
  • Able to participate in a licensing process which will include interviews in your home to discuss your ability to care for foster children.
  • Participate in pre-service training for new foster parents, which occurs every 3rd Tuesday at 2 different ChildServ sites. (Please see below for details and to RSVP.)

Your Home Must:

  • Be clean, well-ventilated, free from hazard and have appropriate light and heat.
  • Have sufficient bedroom space.
  • Have an operating telephone.
  • To begin the licensing process to contact the Licensing Recruiter at ChildServ, (773) 867-7323.

To be successful with foster care, your family will:

  • Ensure that children are supervised appropriately for their age and development.
  • Provide a safe, secure, and nurturing environment.
  • Treat the foster child as one of their own children.
  • Be patient, understanding and sensitive individuals.
  • Be responsible for transporting children to necessary appointments, such as medical and dental.


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training

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