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Kinship/ Tribal Foster Care

Why get licensed?

Kinship providers are adult relatives or a person who have a significant relationship with a child that Department of Child Safety (DCS) has placed in your care.

Becoming a licensed foster parent for the child or children in your care can offer additional supports. As a licensed foster home not only will you be subjected to the same licensing standards as regular foster homes but you also gain additional support from a licensing agency to help maneuver through foster care system.

Licensing Requirements

  • Must be at least 21
  • If married, both spouses must complete all licensing requirements
  • Applicants must all attend APTCH pre-service training requirements
  • All adults in the home must obtain a Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Family must be financially able to meet their own needs
  • Applicants must show proof of lawful presence
  • Must have the time to devote to a child or adult in need
  • Home must be able to pass a home inspection.
  • If you have a pool or spa, you must comply with  safety guidelines.