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Foster Parents

In Georgia, foster parents can work directly with county DFCS offices or with private child placing agencies (CPAs) that have contracts to provide foster care. has information for current and potential foster parents. If you're looking for information on becoming a foster parent in Georgia, visit!

RBWO Foster Parents

Potential foster parents work with the State of GA to become a DFCS foster home, or with a Child Placing Agency (CPA). A CPA is regulated by the state, and places children in foster homes for temporary care or for adoption. A CPA offers services provided by highly trained foster parents and must meet a set of minimum standards for Room, Board, and Watchful Oversight (RBWO) while it is under contract with the state. 
You can get started by visiting, an entire website dedicated to helping foster parents and potential foster parents.
Learn more about DFCS Resource Development & Utilization Teams, including the state's Recruitment and Retention Plan.

Foster parents play a vital role in Georgia’s efforts to care for children, central to these efforts is the partnership between the Department of Family and Children Services and foster parents. The Foster Parents Bill of Rights, which was signed into law by Governor Sonny Perdue on May 5, 2004 during Georgia’s recognition of National Foster Care Month, strengthens this partnership and supports the work of foster parents.


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The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is responsible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), food stamp benefits, and social services to assist low-income families or families in crisis.
Safe Children. Strengthened Families. Stronger Communities.
We prioritize the safety of Georgia’s children in the decisions we make and the actions we take. We strengthen families toward independence and build stronger communities with caring, effective and responsive service.
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