Get started with the foster process. While it may seem intimidating, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Simply follow the steps below, filling out the form or forms associated with each step. Completed forms should be delivered to one of our offices located at 448 E. 1st St. Salida or 114 Linderman Ave, Buena Vista.
STEPS IN THE FOSTER CARE PROCESS
Steps taken with heart, soul, love, and strength
Download a Chaffee Foster Care application or pick one up at 448 E 1st St. in Salida, Colorado. Completed applications must be returned in person.
Download a Resource Provider Handbook or pick one up at our office for detailed information on becoming a foster parent in Chaffee County.
Every potential foster parent needs to complete a physical exam for approved health authorization. Download a Physical Exam Form.
A safe study involves completing Questionnaire 1 – Single Applicant or Questionnaire 1 – Couple Applicant and engaging in an interview with a certification worker where you’ll read and sign the safe study form.
Background checks include signing an Authorization to Release Background Checks, scheduling and submitting fingerprints with a certification worker, and completing a home inspection.
Potential foster parents must attend 27 credit hours of classes, which include the Foster Core Parenting Class, Impacts of Trauma, Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard, Safe Sleep (for infant caregivers), and Emergency Preparedness.
Chaffee County Foster Care requires a current photo of all family members living in the household.
Chaffee County Foster Care requires copies of driver’s licenses, auto insurance, and auto registration.
Chaffee County Foster Care requires a list of house rules and expectations.
Potential foster parents must sign and return the Individual Provider Contract.
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