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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

September 11, 2023

First day in foster care | Active Listening and Empathy

September 5, 2023 in Foster Talk, News

First day in foster care | Exploring the Foster Home

Here’s another tip on employing empathy to make a child’s first day in foster care less stressful – focusing on their new environment:  Once the paperwork is done (and if…
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August 28, 2023 in Foster Talk, News

First day in foster care | Establish a Warm Welcome

Imagine what feelings you might experience if you found yourself in this scenario:  Someone you don't know has picked you up from your home without notice, and you’ve had to…
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March 17, 2023 in Foster Talk

Saying “Yes” to your foster child’s family

By Emily Garringer (Emily Garringer and her husband Matthew are foster parents who work with the KidsPeace Foster Care office in Muncie, Indiana.  She reflects on the ways her experience…
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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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