The Process to Becoming a Foster Parent
Attend an information meeting that introduces you to the basic concepts of fostering. This meeting counts for 2 hours of your required
training as a foster parent. For more information on upcoming information meetings, and to enroll now, click here
Education & Training
Attend an additional 30 hours of education and training that is designed to prepare you for fostering and assisting the children in your care.
Complete a home study with your social worker. The home study is a time for you and your social worker to become familiar with each other in order to approve your home, discuss proposed sleeping arrangements, and match you with the right children.
More About Home Studies
There is a minimum of two home visits
All household members are interviewed
All household members must have physical and mental health clearance certified by a health care professional
All household members are fingerprinted for a criminal background check
The home will be assessed to see if there is adequate space
The home will be inspected to ensure safety and sanitation by the health and fire department
Documentation of adequate and consistent income that meets your family’s current needs will be assessed
3 references regarding your parenting abilities must be provided
You must agree to not use physical punishment