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Who can foster?

Eligibility criteria are:
- Both the spouses must be Indian citizens;
- both the spouses must be willing to foster the same child;
- both the spouses must be above the age of 35 years and must be in good physical, emotional and mental health;
- ordinarily the foster family should have sufficient income with to meet the needs of the child;
- all the family members of foster care living in premises should be medically fit including HIV, tuberculosis or any other communicable disease and cancer;
- should have adequate space and basic facilities;
- should be willing to follow rules laid down including regular visits to doctors, maintenance of child health and their records;
- should be willing to attend foster care orientation programs organized by the DCPU;
- must be without criminal conviction or indictment;
- should have supportive community ties with friends and neighbours