BECOMING A LICENSED FOSTER PARENT

 
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It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers.

-James Thurber

 
 

 

KIFS LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

  • Approved Application

  • 27 Hours of In Person Training

  • 6 Web-Based Training Courses

After your application for child placement has been reviewed which takes about a week you will receive a phone call and we will schedule an initial meeting.

We provide all pre-service training, free of cost. KIFS requires 27 hours of face-to-face training, and 6 web-based courses to complete training for certification.

The KIFS staff and caseworkers are here to support foster children and foster families every step of the way.

Learn more about our process

EXPLORING YOUR INTERESTS AND CAPABILITIES

The licensing process is designed to help KIFS find the best fit for you and the foster children we serve. While the process may vary, it always serves an important purpose.

  • To help you determine if foster care is right for your family.

  • Determine whether you meet the requirements for licensure and to help you understand which children would fit with your family.

 

OUR MONTHLY TRAINING COURSES

Annually foster parents require 24 hours of training and KIFS offers monthly foster parent training at our Fort Thomas office on the 3rd Sunday of every month from 2pm-5pm.

What to expect: Our therapists present on various topics such as CPR, first aid, and trauma informed care.

Childcare: Childcare is always provided, a unique feature in the foster care community.

Interested in becoming a foster parent or in providing respite care for foster families? Join us for one of our monthly meetings to both orient yourself, ask questions, and get to know others in our wonderful community!