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CWS Foster Care Licensing
Children of all ages throughout Tulare County need a safe place as they go through a difficult time in their lives. Tulare County Foster Care Licensing offers:
- Ongoing Training
- Support & Mentors
For further information Contact : Tulare County Care Licensing- 3346 West Mineral King, Visalia
Foster Care Licensing FAQ's
Children of all ages need a safe, secure and stable home. When they don't have that, foster parents provide them with a shelter to get them through the storm. Learn how you can become licensed to operate a foster home in Tulare County by attending our next orientation.
What is Foster Care?
This program provides shelter to children who have been removed from their homes due to physical, sexual , and emotional abuse or neglect. The shelter may be emergency, short-term or longer term.
How do I become a Foster Parent?
The first step is to attend a orientation meeting, then complete a foster parent application., and complete the PRIDE (Parents Resources for Information Development, Education) training program.
To become a Foster Parent, you must:
- Be 18 years or older
- Be financially self-supporting (able to meet own family needs)
- Receive a criminal record clearance and have no criminal records involving violent crimes or crimes against children.
- Obtain CPR and First Aid Certification
- Have a home that meets basic safety requirements
How will I know I am ready to be a Foster Parent?
Tulare County Licensing staff understands that it takes courage and strength to open your home to a child who has suffered from abuse or neglect. We will do everything we can to match your abilities to the right child. We offer training, support and foster parent mentors. Our goal is to be your shelter and your support as you provide the same to a child in foster care.