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​Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster parent with our agency! Our goal is to provide a comfortable family oriented home in which foster children can develop into healthy and mature adults. The following information is intended to help you make a decision and gain a better understanding of the foster parent application process.

Do I qualify?

Our agency will conduct a home study on your physical home and family during the application process. Grace Manor will screen families through interviews, training and home visits.

Eligibility guidelines:

  • You must be 21 years of age or older
  • You may be single or married (if married, for a minimum of two years)
  • You may be retired or employed
  • You must not have a history of abusing a child or another adult
  • You must be emotionally and physically healthy
  • No criminal history, or have proof of rehabilitation

Step by Step:

1. Complete and return application and criminal background check forms.
2. Check the training calendars for trainings offered in your area.

  • Pride- pre-service training
  • CPR and First Aid training
  • SAMA- behavioral intervention training
  • Psychotropic medications and medications administration training

3. A home screening/study and safety inspection is conducted before the first placement of a child. The entire verification process takes an average of three months.

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