How very noble of you to open your home to a child in need. Know this – you must do your homework. You must know that you may never know the full story about the child’s past. You must know that you will be challenged daily by this child. You must know that you may not be a right fit for the child and vice versa. Contact your local juvenile court system. There will be an application process and likely some required training and classes. You will also be subject to home visits prior to acceptance. Good luck!