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What are the steps to becoming a foster parent?

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Asked by benjamink at 4:04 PM on Apr. 1, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • First call your local cps office and ask for some information. In most cases they have an introductory class that will talk about foster care and the steps you need to take. Then you have parenting classes and a home inspection. Some states require fingerprinting too. You may also have to include proof that you have some income, at least enough to cover your expenses. And insurance on your property and vehicles.


    Answer by BlooBird at 4:08 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

  • Hi! I am hoping to become a foster parent to adopt, and I called our local (West Virginia) Department of Health & Human Services. They sent out some info. The 1st step was for my husband and I to attend a class that doesn't begin until this summer. Hope this helps.

    Answer by txdaniella at 4:12 PM on Apr. 1, 2010

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