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.