Steps to Approval
The approval process will take place in three phases:
Phase 1: Inquiry
- Prospective caregivers will inquire about becoming foster or adoptive parents by calling the information line (1-877-210-KIDS).
- Prospective caregivers will then be invited to an information session. They will have the choice to attend an in-person session in their county or an online webinar.
Phase 2: Information Session
Prospective caregivers attend a group or individual Information Session and are provided information about the Child Welfare System, the various types of caregivers, safety screening requirements, and other general information about being a caregiver.
Each prospective caregiver is given the following handouts which must be completed and returned if the prospective caregiver wishes to initiate the Family Evaluation process
- Prospective Caregiver Application
- Live Scan Application Form
Phase 3: Pre-Service Training and Home Evaluation
During this final process, prospective caregivers must complete the pre-service training and participate in a minimum of three home consultations.
Upon completion of all required training, paperwork, screenings, home consultations, and written home evaluation forms, applicants will receive a letter from the county notifying them of the final approval decision.