Become A Foster Parent

Tell us about yourself, so we can help you start the foster family journey. START NOW

Change a life. Including your own.

Approximately 7,000 Kansas children are in foster care.
They need you to provide a temporary home—a place where they will be safe and loved.

Upcoming Events

Stuff-A-Stocking

November 1 - December 5

First Aid/ CPR Training- Topeka

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

First Aid/ CPR Training- Topeka

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Steps to becoming a foster family

Step 1:

Complete a TIPS-MAPP training course. The Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting course is designed to ensure individuals and families make an informed decision about becoming a foster home. This 10-week, thirty-hour course prepares participants for their role in building positive relationships and rebuilding the family around the long-term welfare of the child.

Step 2:

Obtain a sponsoring child placing agency. There are many agencies throughout the state of Kansas that can support your family and the children in need of care. The right one for your family may be determined based on your location and the age and needs of the children you are interested in fostering. Foster Kansas Kids will help match you with the right agency for your needs.

Step 3:

Get licensed through the Kansas Department for Children and Families. In order to complete your licensing, you will need to complete training in First Aid, Medication Administration and Universal Precautions. The licensing process also consists of several home visits. Your child welfare agency and Foster Kansas Kids will help you prepare for these visits and obtain your license.

Become A Foster Parent
Do you have what it takes to be a foster parent?

You don’t know what being alone is like.
Or being scared is like. You’ve never had to pick
yourself up after being knocked down.
You never played a board game or ran through a sprinkler.
You couldn’t relate to a child in foster care. Could you?

Inquiry Form

To learn more about becoming a foster parent, simply fill out
the form below and you will be contacted by Foster Kansas Kids.
Or call 1-844-380-2009.

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Success Stories

Read success stories written by Kansas foster parents, child welfare professionals and young adults formerly in foster care.

I don’t want you to show me life isn’t all bad. I don’t
want you to show me what it means to be a family.
I don’t want you to give me hope. I don’t want any of it.
But I need all of it.

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