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Open your heart and open your home to a youth in need. We are ready to take this journey with you. We estimate the process to become certified with our program will take approximately 5.6 months (24 weeks). Here are the steps needed to begin your journey into foster care with Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson County Human Services.
Information night will provide you with a brief overview of the youth in foster care, the role of a foster parent, and the process to becoming certified with the Collaborative Foster Care Program. Attendance at Information Night is required before you are provided pre-application paperwork and before you begin the Pre-Service Training.
Pre-application paperwork is provided to you at Information Night.Once you submit the pre-application, we will schedule a meeting with you to discuss your desires to become a foster family.
As a prospective foster family, you are required to attend 30 hours of Pre-Service Training provided by the Collaborative Foster Care Program.
As a prospective family, you will submit the following as part of the pre-service training curriculum:
As a prospective foster family, you must participate in the Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) home study process. A SAFE home study is an overall assessment of the physical and emotional environment of the home and the family. Interviews are conducted with each member of your household.
The home study is reviewed by our program regarding your family’s strengths and/or challenges and a decision will be made regarding approval or denial of the foster care application.
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