Becoming an Adoptive Parent ← Knowledge Base What is adoption? Who are the children awaiting adoption? Do I have to be married to become an adoptive parent? Do I have to own my own home to become an adoptive parent? What are the age requirements to become an adoptive parent? What type of support services are provided after a child is placed in my home? What are the training requirements for becoming adoptive parents? Do I have to foster before I can adopt?