Foster Care


The Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is responsible for assuring that children are safe from abuse and neglect. When DFCS determines it is not safe for a child to remain in the home of his or her caregiver, the child is placed in foster care. Foster care is intended to be a temporary home away from home while the agency works with the child’s family to eliminate or minimize the safety issues that caused agency involvement.

DFCS’s goal is to return children safely to their families as soon as possible, but only after the safety issues have been resolved.

Interested in volunteering as a foster parent?
Contact the foster care and adoption recruitment intake line at 877-210-KIDS