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State and Local Examples: How Do I Become a Foster Parent?
Find State and local resources and information about how to become a foster parent.
|State Foster Care Information Websites|
|Series Title:||Related Organizations Lists|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2014 - 11 pages|
|Includes website links to foster care information provided on State child welfare agency websites in all 50 States and the District of Columbia. Links to State foster care information in Spanish are provided when available.|
Standards for Certification of Foster Parents and Relative Caregivers and Approval of Potential Adoptive Resources (PDF - 909 KB)
Oregon Department of Human Services (2012)
Details the criteria for becoming a certified relative caregiver, foster parent, or preadoptive parent in Oregon.
Foster Care and Adoption Self-Assessment Guide: A Useful Tool to Help You Make an Informed Decision About Fostering or Adopting a Child (PDF - 412 KB)
Iowa KidsNet (2008)
Helps individuals make informed decisions about fostering or adopting a child through a structured and detailed self-assessment guide.
The Foster Parent Handbook for the Foster and Adoptive Families of Louisiana (PDF - 713 KB)
Louisiana Office of Community Services (2009)
Discusses the responsibilities of Louisiana foster parents and addresses issues pertinent to them, such as training, insurance, fair hearings, reimbursement, and foster parent support systems.
Indiana Foster Family Resource Guide (PDF - 1733 KB)
Indiana Department of Child Services (2008)
Discusses the responsibilities of Indiana foster parents and caseworkers, foster parent training, the impact of fostering on the foster family, and much more.
Is Fostering a Good Fit for Us? Things to Consider (PDF - 309 KB)
Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center (2009)
Discusses key considerations for Wisconsin foster parents to evaluate before providing foster care. The tip sheet explores the purpose of foster care, reasons children enter foster care, challenges faced by foster parents, the preparation of other children in the home, and more.
NYS Foster Parent Manual (PDF - 1247 KB)
New York State Office of Children and Family Services & Welfare Research, Inc. (2010)
Emphasizes the role of New York foster parents in working with caseworkers and birth parents to help children achieve permanency and offers practical information on a variety of topics, such as welcoming a child, discipline, parent visits, and more.
When a Child Needs a Home: A Handbook for Relatives and Friends (PDF - 56 KB)
Washington County, NY, Department of Social Services (2009)
Provides answers to questions about providing foster care, foster parent eligibility, visitation, adoption, types of placement, financial help and services, and caseworker services.
Why Foster or Adopt?
Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Discusses why adults should volunteer to become foster parents in Connecticut.