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Are you ready to 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 4.5 months. Here are the steps needed to begin your journey into foster care with Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson County Human Services.
Attendance at Information Night is required before families will be provided a pre-application packet and before a family begins the Pre-Service Training.
A pre-application packet is provided to Information Night attendees. Once you submit the pre-application, we will schedule a meeting with you to discuss your desires to become a foster family.
Prospective foster and adoptive families are required to attend 30 hours of Pre-Service Training provided by the Collaborative Foster Care Program.
Prospective families will submit the following as part of the pre-service training curriculum:
All prospective foster families 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 the 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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