Foster Care
 

Foster Care

Foster Care Services are provided to ensure the safety of children in an alternative care arrangement when their safety cannot be maintained in their own home. Foster care is a temporary plan of care until the child can be safely returned to their home, be placed in the custody or guardianship of another approved caretaker or adopted.

The agency recruits families to be licensed as foster parents. Assessments and training are provided at no cost to applicant families. Harnett County has 65 licensed foster homes providing care for children in the custody of the agency. There is a need for more foster homes for children of all ages. Many foster parents adopt children in their care if adoption becomes the plan approved by the court for the child. There is also a need for specialized foster homes to provide care for delinquent and undisciplined youth. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent, please contact the agency and information will be mailed to you.

A foster care application form can be downloaded from this site and mailed to the agency after completion.

foster parents information

foster parents application

The mailing address is:

Harnett County Department of Social Services

311 Cornelius Harnett Blvd.

P.O. Box 2169

Lillington, N. C. 27546

Attn: Children’s Services Intake

After your application is received, you will be notified of the next foster parent training that is scheduled.

For more information contact the Children’s Services Intake worker at 910-814-6662.

Related Links:

N.C. Division of Social Services

N.C. Foster & Adoptive Parent Association


P. O. Box 2169
311 W Cornelius Harnett Boulevard
Lillington, 27546
910-893-7500
910-893-6604, 910-893-7587 fax
webdss@harnett.org