Foster Parent Training Springfield MA

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Local Companies

Mark E Salomone Law Offices
(413) 534-1400
Holyoke, MA
 
Adoption Resource Center At Brightside
(413) 827-4258
West Springfield, MA
 
Bernard & Cruz
(413) 731-8446
Springfield, MA
 
Jewish Family Services Of Greater Springfield, Inc.
(413) 737-2601
Springfield, MA
 
Stars Of David/Greater Springfield Chapter
(413) 737-2601
Springfield, MA
 
Childrens Aid And Family Services Of Hampshire County, Inc.
(413) 584-5690
Northampton, MA
 
Brightside For Families And Children
(413) 827-4258
West Springfield, MA
 
Jeffrey D Garfin Law Offices
(413) 732-9622
Springfield, MA
 
Massachusetts Department Of Social Services
(413) 452-3350
Springfield, MA
 
Theresa M Gilhooly Hala
(413) 731-7191
Springfield, MA
 
David George Carlson
(413) 525-1313
200 N MAIN ST
EAST LONGMEADOW, MA
Specialties
Estate Planning, Real Estate, Adoption, Probate, Corporate
Education
Albany Law School of Union University,Wheaton College (IL)
State Licensing
Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts

Neal B Costello
(617) 330-7191
50 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA
 
Paul Brian Raymond
(617) 951-8567
1 Federal Street
Boston, MA
Specialties
Project Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Adoption
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Maria O Tovares-Ashmanskas
(617) 479-6446
1145 HANCOCK ST
QUINCY, MA
 
Oona Kingston
(413) 774-7085
117 MAIN ST STE 1
GREENFIELD, MA
Specialties
Family, Adoption, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Uncontested Divorce
Education
University of Connecticut School of Law,Mount Holyoke College
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Kelly B Neubauer
(413) 532-1200
573 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA
Specialties
Child Custody, Divorce, Estate Planning, Adoption, Appeals, Trusts
Education
Northeastern University School of Law,Lafayette College
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Melissa A. Moore
(508) 731-5686
34 MECHANIC ST
WORCESTER, MA
Specialties
Family, Adoption, Divorce, Elder Law
Education
Roger Williams University, Ralph R. Papitto School of Law,Providence College
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Lauren Feldman Goldberg
(617) 556-0007
101 Arch Street, 12th Floor
Boston, MA
Specialties
Administrative Law, General Practice, Adoption
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Roger Paul Joseph
(617) 951-8247
1 FEDERAL ST
BOSTON, MA
Specialties
Project Finance, Government, Adoption
State Licensing
Massachusetts, New York

Lea Anne Copenhefer
(617) 951-8515
1 Federal Street
Boston, MA
Specialties
Project Finance, Adoption, Litigation
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Foster Parent Requirements

I have provided a list of foster parent requirements which you will need to present to children's services or the foster care agency in question, before you will be able to be approved for foster care.

After contacting children's services or a private foster agency, you will arrange a visit with a social worker. She/he will come to your home to be sure that your home meets their standards.

Your home will need to be clean, child proof, smoke detectors in every bedroom, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide detectors and one or more bedrooms with furniture for children.

Your Application Package:

You will receive an application package which will give you the basics about foster care, qualifications, your expectations as a foster parent, finances, travel, recreation and your foster parent requirements.

You will likely be required to fill out a application form, answering personal questions for both you and your spouse and children. (You may have to answer very similar questions during the interview) This is somewhat repetitive, but is required so that they can learn all they can about you.

Make an Appointment for an Interview

An appointment will be made for the interview. The first appointment is with the main caregiver and lasts 2 hrs. or more. A second appointment is made to interview other adults in the home 1 hr. and any children. Their interviews will last up to 15min. each.

In the meantime you will need to get:

Criminal Police Checks:
An original copy of all adults in your household will be required.

Medicals:
You may be required to provide a doctor's report and any other medical information on each member of your family. A medical is completed by your doctor and will prove that you are free of communicable or contagious illnesses. It will also show that you are mentally and emotionally stable.

Fire Inspection:
Contact your local fire department and have them come to do a fire inspection on your home. They will tell you where you will need to have your fire extinguishers and smoke detectors. Having a carbon monoxide detector is often a good idea, but not always a requirement.

A home fire evacuation plan will need to be drawn up and posted on your refrigerator or wall, as well as a written fire evacuation plan. The foster care agency will require a photocopy of each.

Auto and Home Insurance:
A photocopy of both home and auto insurance is necessary and it will need to be updated annually.

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