Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas

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1500 S. 9th St.
PO Box 1366
Salina, KS 67401
United States

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Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM
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Catholic Charities is a state-licensed child-placing agency. We work with birth parents and adoptive couples to facilitate infant adoption services, conduct home studies, and assist with search and reunion services. In working with birth parents, we help explore thoughts and feelings about parenting as well as create an adoption plan. A final decision about any adoption belongs to the birth parents. Adoptions are open as we believe children are best served by preserving their connection to their family of origin.

We empower individuals and their families to be the primary decision-makers in their lives. We will work with each person, tapping into their unique gifts, abilities, and knowledge to reach their full human potential.

Services and information

  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

Start by researching the state requirements for new parents. In Kansas, all foster parents must:

  • Be 21 years or older
  • Maintain financial stability
  • Live in a safe and comfortable home
  • Pass the home inspection
  • Provide enough personal space for a foster child
  • Clear a background check (all adults in the house)
  • Have a valid driver's license and an insured vehicle
  • Finish required foster parent training
  • Complete the Home Study Process

Good foster parenting requires your best effort, but not "perfect" parenting. Spend time to learn about the foster care system and the information given to you during training and orientation. Once you have become a licensed foster parent, focus on your foster child's wants, needs, and overall well-being.

To learn more about becoming a foster parent in Kansas, contact your local child-placing agency. These social service agencies are state-approved to match foster children with licensed foster care homes.

Every foster agency provides orientation, where you will receive information about foster care and how to obtain a license. Orientation will help you decide if fostering a child is the right path for you and your family. If you are married or in a relationship, ask yourselves questions before committing to fostering together.

After orientation, your next step is the family assessment process, including the Home Study. A social worker at your local child-placing agency will help you through every step.

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