How to Get Started

Becoming a foster parent is one of the most rewarding experiences for a family. Caring for children who have been abused and being a role model for the biological parents who are working to be reunified with their children is the ultimate public trust. Becoming a foster parent is a mutual selection process by which the family and the CNSWFL are working together to assess the strengths and needs of the family to determine if the foster parent program is a suitable match for both of us. The primary steps to becoming a foster parent are as follows:

In response to COVID-19, virtual options are available to complete foster parent orientation and pre-service training online.  The process from the time of the inquiry until a family receives a license is different depending on the circumstances but averages 3-5 months.   If you are interested in learning more about the process, please call 1 (855) 933-KIDS (5437) or email for an informational packet and schedule of classes in your area.  Fill out the form below to begin your journey today.


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