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Interested in Fostering?

Becoming a foster parent is an incredibly rewarding and important role. You are never quite ready, sometimes it’s hard and it is always worth it!

Many children in foster care need loving and committed families to provide a temporary home environment. In some cases, these kids may also be eligible for adoption. If you are not able or do not have the capacity to house a child full time, there are other ways to support. You could become a respite foster parent, make a monetary donation, or pick up an extra case of diapers and wipes to donate when you go to the store. Help keep Buncombe County foster kids in our home community, learn more.

Locate & Contact

DSS - Fostering Services


E: Email Families for Kids
P: (828) 250-5868

Licensing staff members monitor both the voice mails and emails – be sure to leave us your contact information so that we can follow up with you.

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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Do you suspect abuse?

To make an adult or child protective services report any time, day or night, call the numbers below:

Adult Abuse

Child Abuse

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