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Recognize the Warning Signs

Nervousness around adults
Aggression toward adults or other children
Sudden, dramatic changes in personality or activities
Frequent or unexplained bruises or injuries
Low self-esteem

If you see these signs in any children you know, offer your help.

 

 

The Licensing Process

 

  • First, you need to attend an orientation, where you will receive information about foster care.

  • Next you will attend PRIDE training to help better equip you to care for foster children.

  • After all your paperwork has been turned in, a licensing worker will call you to set up an initial appointment to see you.

  • The licensing worker will come to your home for the appointment. Both parents must be present.

  • The initial visit will take 2-3 hours. You and your licensing worker will discuss various issues, like the type of children you want.

  • Besides talking with you, the licensing worker will look at your home to make sure it is safe for children.

  • The licensing worker will recommend that a license be issued. The supervisor reviews and then Okays the recommendation.

  • The license is typed. You will receive it by mail in a few weeks.

  • You are now licensed to receive and love children. Placement workers will be calling you.

  • Remember not to take more children than you are licensed for.

  • If you have problems or questions, call your licensing worker. We’re there for you.

  • Your licensing worker will come out each year for a 1-2 hour visit. Thanks for making a difference in a child’s life.





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