Current Foster Parents
Empowering Foster Parents with Essential Tools and Information
Being a foster parent can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also come with its own set of challenges. As a foster parent, you may find yourself in need of support and resources to help you navigate the ups and downs of foster care. That’s why we have compiled a list of resources specifically designed to support foster parents in their journey.
Current Foster Parents Resources
Foster Parent Handbook
Our foster parent handbook is your go to resource for common questions and needs.
Foster Care Forms
Find all of the most commonly needed forms here.
Training for Licensed Foster Parents
Each year, foster parents must complete 20 hours of required training. At least 12 hours of which must be through “classroom training.” Up to 8 hours may be completed through alternative training.
Each year, foster parents must complete 12 hours or more of “classroom training.”
To help foster parents meet this requirement we offer “Power Hours” training each quarter. These trainings are held on Saturdays and foster parents can earn up to 6 hours of training if they stay for the entire day. In addition, we provide a training on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Foster parents can earn 2 hours for attending this training. These trainings are designed to make it easy for foster parents to maintain their hours.
Each year, foster parents may complete up to 8 hours of alternative training.
Learn about alternative training options including books, videos, “Training While You Wait”, and archived webinars.
- Choose a book from the approved list or identify a book you think is relevant to foster parenting & send a synopsis of the book to Amanda Orr (email@example.com) for approval.
(NOTE: A good synopsis can usually be found on Amazon.com )
- After reading the approved book, submit the completed Alternative Training Verification form, found here
- Choose a video from the approved list or identify a video you think is relevant to foster parenting & send a synopsis of the video to Amanda Orr (firstname.lastname@example.org for approval.
(NOTE: A good synopsis can usually be found on Amazon.com.)
- After watching the approved video, submit the completed Alternative Training Verification form, found here
Other requirements: CPR / First Aid / Universal Precautions
Adult & Child offers these trainings monthly to help you keep your certifications current. The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) will require a licensee to complete Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, and Universal Precautions trainings prior to initial licensure. Additionally, licensees must have continuous certification of completion to maintain a foster family home license.”
After-Hours Emergency Phone Number
If you are a CURRENT foster parent and have an after-hours emergency, please call: 317-882-5122. You will be connected with an after-hours answering service; tell the customer service representative that you need the TFC emergency on-call staff person to call you back. Our normal office hours are 9am – 5pm, Monday-Friday.
Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm
Foster Licensing Office: 317-893-0207