Become a Foster Parent

How to Start

Starting is as simple as talking to a Utah Foster Care (UFC) staff member. You can call us directly at 1 (877) 505-5437, or request more info.

After clearing a few, short qualifying questions we’ll schedule a face-to-face meeting (called an in-home consultation). During the in-home consultation, our staff will help you decide whether becoming a foster/adoptive family is right for you.

If foster care is a good fit, you’ll be invited to attend pre-service training classes and begin the licensing process. It’s important to understand that you will work with three agencies as you move from training to licensure to caring for children. It usually takes 4–6 months to become licensed, so don’t wait to get started!

Have a few questions, but aren’t ready to call? Download our Prospective Parent Packet. It’s chock full of useful information!

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