A Step-By-Step of The Certification Process
1. Enjoy a tour of Hope & Home and meet the staff
During this initial visit, we will give you a tour of our state-of-the-art facility and help you to determine whether Hope & Home foster care is a good fit for you and your family.
2. Fill out an application
We do not charge an application fee, nor do we charge for your home study or training. Your only costs are a $15/per person fingerprinting fee (paid to the Colorado Springs police, not us), $35/per person for CPR/First Aid (you may take it elsewhere if you wish), and $111/per couple to cover the costs of your FBI, CBI and CDHS background checks.
At this point, you'll be introduced to our "Foster Care Plus" team, a group of certification specialists who will walk you step-by-step through the rest of the licensing process.
3. Complete the training process
Hope & Home offers the most thorough and quality training in the entire State of Colorado. Additionally, the Foster Care Plus team will keep you on track with reminders about paperwork you'll need to complete and turn in. The sooner your paperwork is completed, the sooner you can begin the final step in getting certified.
4. Complete a "home study"
A home study consists of a confidential series of in-depth interviews and assessment of your house conducted by a specially trained expert on our staff. This helps us match you with children who are a good fit for your family.
5. You're ready, so answer the phone!
It will be Hope & Home calling about a potential child placement for you!
6. Welcome your child
The Foster Care Plus team will be at your disposal while you make this transition. They'll help you get settled and make sure you have everything you need as you get acquainted with the children in your home.