Foster Child Card

Children and young adults under age 17 who are participants in the Department of Social Services (DSS) Foster Care program in Tompkins County may apply for the card.

How does a foster child get a card?

  • The child should visit the Circulation Desk with their foster parent when applying for a card.
  • The foster parent should present a photo ID and verification of current address.
  • The foster parent should present their foster parent license (this will not verify the foster child's name, but will confirm that the person is indeed a licensed foster parent).

When a foster child is issued a card, the foster parent does not need to sign the application because they are not financially responsible for lost materials. However, the foster parent must enter their address as the residence on the application.

[updated 9/11/14 by jps and ab]

Page last modified Oct 19, 2016