Information To Know

Becoming a foster parent

  • Please visit and review the Frequently Asked Questions and Find Your Agency sections to assist in deciding on a Child Placing Agency to help you work through the process of obtaining or continuing your foster care license.
  • To learn more about Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (MAPP), please visit and


As a foster parent you may be invited to something called an Icebreaker. We have attached information about:

After you participate in an Icebreaker DCF has prepared a survey to help receive feedback.

Safe Sleep

Continued and updated information about Safe Sleep for Infants can be found at the State and National Organization links below.

Diligent Recruitment

National Foster Parent Association (NFPA)

The Kansas Caregivers Support Network is an Agency Member of the NFPA. The NFPA provides information including where to start with becoming a foster parent, the Foster Parents Bill of Rights, Tax Guide information for Foster Parents, scholarships, and much more.


While kinship caregivers may not require a foster care license, it does have benefits, like increased access to resources and eligibility for respite care. Learn more through the flyer linked here.