Foster Programs Champaign IL

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Adoption Triangle
(217) 359-8815
Champaign, IL
 
Glenna J. Weith
(217) 398-1200
Champaign, IL
 
Illinois Department Of Children And Family Services
(217) 333-1037
Champaign, IL
 
Ours Of East Central Illinois
(217) 328-7352
Urbana, IL
 
Illinois Childrens Christian Home
(217) 469-7566
Saint Joseph, IL
 
National Parent Information Network
Champaign, IL
 
Lutheran Social Services Of Illinois
(217) 398-3011
Champaign, IL
 
Childrens Home And Aid Society Of Illinois
(217) 359-8815
Champaign, IL
 
Midwest Reproductive Medicine Champaign Urbana Illinois
(217) 383-3191
Urbana, IL
 
Hope For The Children
(217) 893-4673
Rantoul, IL
 

Foster Care Home Study

If becoming a foster parent is what you really want to do, getting started with the foster care home study is what you will want to begin with as soon as possible because the time it will take you to complete everything will be at least 2-3 months.

First be sure that you will qualify, here is a list of the documents you will need. I wouldn't advise you to complete these documents until you speak with a case worker, but at least know that you will be able to get these things when asked. Not all agencies will require the same things, these are however some common requirements.

When you are ready, contact your local Children's Services or private foster agency to express your interest in becoming a foster parent. They will make an appointment to meet with you. This will be the beginning of your home study.

The home study is like any other job interview, however, you will be asked some personal questions and it will take a couple of hours for the main caregiver of the household. Other caregivers 1 hr. and children 10-15 mins.

A brief outline of what to expect during the foster care home study interview:

Personal History:

Date of birth and where you were born?
Where did you grow up?
What was it like for you growing up?
Do you have siblings?
What did your father and mother do for a living?
Who was the authority figure?
Were are your parents/siblings living now?
And many more.

Family Composition:

Here you will be asked some questions about each of your children and their character/personality, interests, socialization etc.

How they feel about foster children coming to live in their home.

Education & Employment:

What level of education do you have?
If you went to college, what did you take?
Etc, etc.

Relationship with Partner:

How long have you and your spouse been married?
How do you support one another.
What are your responsibilities around the house?
Who will be the main caregiver, or the one who is home for the children on most occasions?
And so on, and so on.

Parenting Style:

What is your parenting style?
Who is the authority figure?...

Communication:

How do family members communicate, adult-to-adult, adult-to-children?
How are messages received and interpreted?

Problem Solving:

How do you deal with or solve problems?
How do you deal with family matters, such as, chores etc.?
etc.
Current Family Functioning:

Is their someone home for the children when they come home from school?
What types of act...

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