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253-759-3650 or 360-836-0253

Become a Foster Parent

Being a foster parent opens the door to exciting and rewarding opportunities. Because foster children are so vulnerable, becoming a foster parent isn't easy. There are forms to fill out and training to complete. Being a foster parent isn't the right fit for everyone. If you are unsure, apply. During the application process we will help determine if fostering is the right fit. There are many ways to help and support foster kids other than being a foster parent. Contact us for more information.

Ready to get started! First, review the eligibility requirements, below.  If you meet the requirements, download and complete the forms at right then submit to our office.

Eligibility Requirements for Foster Care Parents

Applicants must:

Adults 18 and older living in a potential foster home must:

Financial Assistance

Foster payments cover the child's expenses, but nobody fosters "for the money."

Staff Support for Foster Parents

Every foster child has a caseworker that works together with the foster parents to help determine and meet the needs of children in foster care. Additional supports include: monthly visits from an agency caseworker, staff available around-the-clock to assist with concerns, training opportunities, monthly meetings and social activities.

Completing Your Application

Please visit the Department of Children, Youth, and Families website to download and complete the following forms or stop by our office to pick up an application packet.

The questions are designed to help us understand your background and interests. The questions are the same ones you would want answered if your child was going to someone else's home. Our goal is to place a child with you whose needs you can meet and who will enjoy being part of your family for fostering.

Next Steps

After you complete your application please mail it to our office or hand deliver it. If you would like to talk with our director when you hand deliver your completed forms, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

After you submit your application forms, we will help you to complete a number of important sessions and trainings. Your orientations, pre-service training, HIV/AIDS training, and home study will take place in your home, arranged around your schedule. If being a foster parent is the right fit for you, we will work with you to become a foster parent.  When you are a foster parent we will be here to provide ongoing support for you and your child.

The Washington state welfare system qualifies families to be licensed as a foster/adoptive home. Lorene's Place II works within the state requirements and offers expertise to guide prospective foster parents through each step. All Lorene's Place II, families are fully trained and licensed for both foster care and adoption. This prepares our foster parents for all outcomes and makes the process as seamless as possible for our foster children, foster parents, and our agency.

Contact us to schedule the necessary classes, a home study, and for other assistance and information needed.

It's easy to get started now. Download and complete the forms listed above then submit them to our office.

Contact us for more information about becoming a foster parent and for assistance completing your application forms.

When given the opportunity, young people make positive choices and fulfill their potential in life. Building relationships strengthens feelings of self-worth and fuels a desire to learn.

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3819 100th St. SW, Ste. 8C, Lakewood WA 98499
253-759-3650 or 360-836-0253

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