The Road to Foster Care/Adoption


The Family Contacts
Klingberg Family Centers

Call 860-832-5536

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Find out more about Foster Care and different types of Foster Homes


Initial Home Assessment and Screening

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A member of our Approval Team will come to your home to further explore your interest in becoming an approved foster home, answer all your questions and explain next steps if you choose to move forward. During this time, the Recruitment Specialist will conduct a brief walkthrough of your home.



Service Training and
Mutual Assessment of Readiness

Learn More about TIPS MAPP

At Klingberg Family Centers we pride ourselves in offering our potential foster and adoptive parents the best training available in order to prepare them to open their home to the youth we serve.

TIPS MAPP (Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence – Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting) training is a ten week training program that meets one time a week for a three hour session. 



Home Study and Background Checks

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Upon completion of the TIPS MAPP training, the Licensing Specialist will meet with you in your home to complete the home study and begin to collect the necessary documents for the final approval.  Becoming an approved foster family requires an in-depth review of your family readiness, financial stability, medical/health well-being, and required background checks including state and local criminal checks, child protective services, driving records.  This process may feel overwhelming but we will walk you through. 


APPROVAL and Placement

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The average length of time for the approval process is approximately six months, although this can vary.  Once approved, you and your family will be eligible for the placement of child or youth awaiting care. Klingberg  delivers a considerate, thoughtful, and inclusive approach to matching a child to your foster family and this may take time.

Next Steps: What Is Your Approach?