Become A Foster Parent

Want To Explore Foster Parenting?

As you begin the journey to explore foster parenting, Kansas Kids Belong will support you:

View kids in our state’s foster care system who are legally free for adoption.


Connect with other foster parents, experts and resources.

trauma aware

Become trauma aware and invite your support network to do the same.

foster businesses

Connect with Foster Friendly Community businesses, faith communities and other organizations that are committed to supporting Kansas’ kinship and foster families.

Let’s Connect

Foster Parent Requirements In Kansas

Kansas Department of Children and Families (DCF) is your best resource for information about becoming a kinship or foster parent in our state. But here are some key requirements to be aware of. 

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Demonstrate financial stability.
  • Own or rent housing that meets physical-safety standards (e.g., fire extinguishers, adequate bedroom space, reliable transportation).
  • Demonstrate home stability. Foster parents do not need to be married, may be single or cohabitating. A live-in relationship with a significant other or same-sex partner should be established for at least one year to demonstrate stability.

How To Become A Certified Foster Parent In Kansas

In Kansas the Department of Children and Families (DCF) licenses foster parents. You will work with a private contracted agency, determined by your location.

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