Commonly asked Questions and Answers
What is the goal of foster care?
The goal of foster care is for children to return home and reunify with their biological parents. Foster parents must be able to support this goal and the agency while we work to mitigate the concerns that brought the child into care
Who can be a foster parent?
Those who are 21 years of age, of any marital status, of any gender, sex, or sexuality, whether you rent or own your home and are willing to undergo a background check.
How long does the process to become a foster parent take?
Licensing takes between from a few months to a year
What are the training requirements to become licensed?
27 hours of PRIDE, 9-11 additional hours of online training
Any adult in the home who will be in a caregiver role needs to complete the training
How will a child be matched with my family?
You can express a preference on the age, race, and gender of the child as well as if you are open to accepting children who have special medical/behavioral needs. When a child needs placement, a licensing worker will call and provide as much information about the child as they can, to allow your family to decide if it will be a good fit