Learn how to become a Foster Parent today!
A little background
Family Resource Network and Kaleidoscope Counseling has a home office located in Colorado Springs; however, licensure is provided to families throughout the state of Colorado. Family Resource Network and Kaleidoscope Counseling completes the licensure process for kinship; respite providers; and foster and adoptive families. This process is inclusive of the home study background checks; home inspections; and trainings and supports. At Family Resource Network, we take pride in our foster parents and the quality care that they provide to the families and children that we serve.
The licensing process typically takes between two and four months to complete. The process includes multiple trainings which are required, and the assessment process is time consuming. When an initial application is turned in, we must review it to ensure that the person or family is qualified to provide foster care according to regulations. When this determination has been made we move forward with background checks through Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Department of Human Services, Department of Motor Vehicle, Federal Bureau of Investigations as required and Central Registry.
We also refer the prospective foster parents to any necessary training (Core, First Aid and CPR). When the paperwork and trainings have been completed, we move forward with the home study process. This includes an in-depth assessment of everyone in your home. This process may feel very intrusive but is necessary to determine the appropriateness of the applicant in regards to life experiences, parenting styles, willingness to work with birth families, etc. When the home study is complete, it must then be approved by our clinical placement supervisor. Though the licensing process seems time consuming and tedious, it is very necessary to ensure that we are basing decisions off of a clear, concise assessment of the family in order to provide a safe and nurturing place for the children and families that we serve.
- Must be at least 21 years old
- Current Driver’s License
- Current Car Insurance
- Current Renters/Home Owners Insurance
- Provide a loving and safe home.
- Willing to work in best interest of children and families.
- Submit to background checks.
- Pets and people in the home must have clean bill of health.
- Home must be in safe condition
- Must be financially stable
- Must obtain First Aid and CPR certification
Families can be:
- Single or married
- Rent or own house/apartment
- Have children or not
Click here to download the application. After completing the application, please send it to:
Family Resource Network and Kaleidoscope Counseling
6285 Lehman Dr., Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
or fax it to: 719-227-7474