FOSTER CARE LICENSING PROCESS
Check out our How-to guide (below) on becoming a licensed foster parent!
(And fill out our form to get more information.)
VARIATION IN PROCESS
The time ranges depend on the agency and your schedule. For instance, the San Diego Youth Services has a 45-day goal to license parents. It is a myth that a long, drag out process will filter out the less desirable parents, but some agencies do hold to this myth. We believe that finding quality families, not a long process, is the key to successful placements. Thus we urge you to take control of your licensing process. This is one of the most rewarding and challenging roles of your life.
THE “FOST/ADOPT” PROCESS
The steps toward adoption are the same as the Foster Care Licensing process.
Here’s another info graphic showing the adoption process!