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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a foster parent?

The application process involves five or six conveniently scheduled visits to your home over a 10 to 12 week period of time. Staff members gather paperwork, interview all family members, inspect the home for safety and fully explain the responsibilities of foster parenting. Our careful screening process helps you determine whether or not foster parenting is right for you, and, if yes, helps us match just the right child to your home.

Do I need special training?

Yes, in some states, you will be required to be licensed, and in other states, you’ll just need special training. In either case, we’ll provide everything you will need, including: orientation to the program, ongoing trainings, regular in-person support, twenty-four hour on-call support availability and other tools to help you learn and develop your skills along the way.

Do you offer financial compensations?

Yes, KidsPeace provides compensation to cover room and board costs of foster children. Your local office can explain the current rate structure and payment system. This money is provided to cover such expenses as food, clothing, shelter, transportation, recreation and allowance, and should not be considered income. You will not be responsible for your foster child’s medical costs. KidsPeace does not have a minimum income requirement. However, your income must be earned and should be sufficient to meet the financial needs of your family.

Recent Blog Posts

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2023 National Foster Parent of the Year

April 13, 2022 in Foster Talk, News

An Adoption Story

An Adoption Story by Ariel Helman I started my career as an intern in KidsPeace’s Kingston foster care office, and one day I walked into a visitation room with three children…
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December 9, 2020 in Foster Talk

Discounts and other ways foster families can SAVE money

Four years ago, we had our first foster placement arrive - with about two hours’ notice and as much information as the caseworker had (information, BTW, that ultimately ended up…
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December 2, 2020 in Foster Talk

The Kohlers | One Family’s Adoption Journey | Foster Talk

Nick and Kelly Kohler knew from the beginning of their relationship they wanted to look into adoption as a way to build a family.  Now they’re the proud parents of…
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October 22, 2020 in Foster Talk

Foster Talk | Nurturing your relationship as you foster | Pt#3

Part 3 – Getting Through the Challenging Times Foster parenting will have its challenging moments that are beyond our control:  a child’s behavior may backslide because of changes with his…
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