The Process

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The Process

1) Contact Us: The first step is to email our Recruitment team at This team member will be able to give you an overview of the process, let you know what to expect, and answer any questions you may have.

2) Foster Care Screening: Our Recruitment Specialist will get to know your family better and what children may fit best in your home. This is also a time for you to learn more about PSF and our foster care program.

3) Background Paperwork: During the screening, the Recruitment Specialist will go over the paperwork to be completed. This will allow the licensing team to set up a fingerprint appointment and run background checks.

4) Attend Training Classes: The STAR training class provides the required training for all prospective parents. It covers foster care experiences, how to support the biological family, and trauma-informed parenting to best meet the behavioral, emotional, and mental health needs of our children and youth.

5) Home Visits: A licensing specialist will be assigned to your family and will schedule 2 home visits with you. For the first visit, you do not need to make any changes or set anything up. Your licensing specialist will get to know you more and walk around your home. They will then let you know if any alterations need to be made. When you schedule the second home visit, all requirements should be met, and everything set up to receive your first placement.

6) Finalized Assessment:  PSF prepares the completed assessment and sends it to DCF for a final review and approval.

7) Licensure: After approval from the state, you are officially licensed and ready to receive placements!


Child abuse is preventable
We can help change the lives of many children and teens.

A hallmark of PSF’s system of care is our belief that child abuse is preventable. We have found that by providing resources and supports to families in need on the front end, many can avoid reaching the crises that lead to formal child welfare involvement functions.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations throughout the year are a huge help to the children we serve. We accept donations by check, which can be mailed to our office or through the Philanthropy Hub link here.


Become part of a team that makes a lasting impact! No matter how much time you have to give, it is enough to make a big difference

Special Events

We often have unique opportunities to partner with us through events that are organized to benefit Partnership for Strong Families

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