Update on Foster Care/Adoption Application

So here is an inventory of items we’ve completed and sent in for our foster adoption application.

-FBI clearances

-Criminal Record Checks

-Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance

-disclosure statement (addresses from 1975, roommates from 1975, education, etc)

-copies of W2 and 1099 from last year

-copies of dog rabies certificates

-copies of drivers licenses

-copies of automobile insurance

-copy of homeowner’s insurance

-copies of car registrations

-copy of social security statement for both parents

-copy of W2 and 1099 for parents

-reference list

-Marriage license

-mental health form for me

-Application and Family Synopsis (close to the disclosure statement, info on addresses and roommates, family structure and financial information)

-Read orientation manual and passed exam on info provided

-Car seat safety manual and passed exam on info provided


These are items that have not been completed:

-health history for hubby

-health history for myself (2 week check up post-surgery is Thursday so I will have it completed then)

-Autobiography (to be completed after PRIDE training)

-Picture of family and home

-CPR online training


While it is a lot of work to get these things completed and all the clearances checked, it is evident with each piece of paper how these tough applications are for the best interest of the children in care. I haven’t done one extra test or piece of the application that I thought was too much. If I had to hand over a child to someone I didn’t know, this information would probably give me a good idea of what that child would be walking into.



4 thoughts on “Update on Foster Care/Adoption Application

  1. oh my, that’s more than James Bond had to submit too. In fact that’s more than I had to pass to become a Police Officer, and they gave me a gun not a child!

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