Becoming a Foster Parent: Step 3 - Home Study - Medina County Job and Family Services

Becoming a Foster Parent - Step 3: Home Study

Layne Hedden September 07, 2023

You have completed the application, forms, and supporting documents. You have taken the preservice training courses. You are ready to begin the final stage of your licensing: the home study.

While you are working on the paperwork and taking training classes, we are working to assign a Foster Care Coordinator to complete your home study. Your Coordinator will contact you to schedule a time to come out to your home and meet with you. Several home visits will be conducted, and all household members will be interviewed during this process. The Coordinator will also complete a Safety Audit on your home and will be able to answer questions about room setup and sleeping arrangements. Additionally, your Coordinator will help you finalize any remaining paperwork and will review the Foster Care Handbook with you.

Once you become licensed, your Coordinator will continue to be your agency contact to answer licensing questions, assist with ongoing training needs, and support your family as you have children placed in your home. When we are looking for placement for children entering the foster care system, our Coordinators are making recommendations on behalf of the families they represent. This home study process will help them get to know your family and what types of children you are willing and able to work with so that they can make the best placement matches possible.

We take a lot of pride in our hard-working, dedicated Foster Care team and we are confident in the support they provide for our families. Our foster families love our coordinators and have built exceptional relationships with each of them.

As you complete the home study process, become a licensed foster parent, and beyond, we are here to help and support you.

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