Whether You Are Just Starting Out Or Have
Been Fostering For Years and Need Support
Have you considered becoming a foster parent? Here are some simple tools to help
you understand the process and the path to becoming a foster parent.
1. Make the Decision- Is Foster Parenting
Really For Me?
Before embarking on this journey, consider the following:
2. Get Certified - Training, Paperwork, and Preparation
while the certification process varies from state to state and
even agency to agency you should expect to follow the elements:
- Training (usually 30 or more hours)
- How to partner with a child's biological family
- Background Checks
- Home Study
3. Learn and Grow
Becoming an amazing foster parent is an ongoing process of learning and of finding great support. Just a few of the things you'll want to explore over time include:
Want to Get Involved?
Learn about different ways you can make a change in the way children experience foster care.Learn More