The Online Orientation is composed of 4 parts:

1. Watch these videos:


2. Download these forms:

Family Home Study Application (#10-354) Word
Financial Worksheet (#14-452) Word
Foster Home Inspection Checklist (#10-183) Word
Personal Information (#15-276) PDF
Policy Agreements (#10-290) Word
Reference Questionnaire (#15-286) Word
Employed Foster Parent Child Care Plan (#10-406) Word
Medical Report (#13-001) Word
Background Authorization (#09-653) Word
Emergency Evacuation Plan (#16-204) Word
Marital/Domestic Partnership History (#09-979) Word
Out of State Child Abuse and Neglect Check (#15-460) Word

If you are a relative who does not want to be licensed, add this form:


3. View the presentation to learn about the foster care licensing process, licensing regulations, and the required forms. Then print off the certificate at the end of the presentation and present it to your licensor to receive credit for completing orientation. Feel free to print the PowerPoint to refer back to it at a later date. Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster parent!


4. Call a Children’s Administration Division of Licensed Resources (DLR) home study worker at your local office to review your forms if you are applying with Children’s Administration. (While you may submit an application at any time, Orientation and Pre-Service Caregiver Core Training may help you determine if fostering is the right fit for your family. If you are applying with a private agency, contact that agency.)

Fostering Together liaisons are passionate about making a difference in the lives of caregivers and their foster children. For support throughout the licensing process, please enter your zipcode for your community based liaison’s contact information.