Foster Care & Adoptions

Become a Foster Parent

Once you’ve decided you want to open your life and home to a foster child, there are several steps that need to be taken:

Interview: If you are interested in partnering with McKinley and becoming a foster parent, the first step is to call us for an interview.

Background clearances:  After your interview we will run a background clearance which includes being fingerprinted through LiveScan. A clean background is imperative to be considered for foster parenting.

Initial training: Next, you will attend classes taught at McKinley that will help you better understand your roles and responsibilities as a foster parent.

Home study: The penultimate step is the homestudy. We will evaluate your home to ensure you have the resources necessary to properly take a foster child in.

Placement: The fifth and final step is placement. We’ll match you with a foster child based on your capabilities and the child’s need. Factors we consider in placement include:

  • The child’s age
  • Where the child goes to school
  • Where the child’s family lives
  • The location of your home
  • Any unique needs the child may have


Interested in Adoption?

Adopting a child can be a long and arduous process, but we want you to know the McKinley Foster Family & Adoptions Agency is here to help and assist you every step of the way. If you’ve read through the “Become a Foster Parent” section and are ready to take the first step toward becoming a foster parent, please call us for more information.