Foster Care in Indiana: The need is great

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Fostering a child might be something you have thought about at one time or another.

In Indiana, the need for foster families is great.

DCS reports more than 13,000 Hoosier children are in foster care and about 6,200 licensed foster parents.

You can learn more about foster requirements here, including how to submit an interest form in becoming a foster parent.

You can also get help through The Villages and they can be reached at 317-775-6500.

Older children are most in need of a foster parent. There is an online photo listing of children and sibling groups available for adoption in Indiana. It includes information about each child's strengths, interests, and hobbies.

Foster Family & Care Community Inquiries

Central Indiana Licensed Child Placing Agencies (LCPA)

Adult and Child Foster Care
317-775-6500

Bethany Christian Services
317-578-5000

Children's Bureau
317-264-2700

Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS)
317-234-5437

The Villages
317-775-6500