At KidLink Community Services, we aim to make the application process for becoming a foster parent as smooth and straightforward as possible. Here is a detailed step-by-step guide to help you understand the process:

  1. Inquiry: Start by filling out and submitting the Inquiry Form for Potential Foster Parents on our website,, or call 877-714-1313 and leave a message. This initial step helps us gather basic information about you, such as your name, address, email, and phone number.
  2. Callback: KidLink will call you within two business days to discuss the minimal requirements for becoming a foster parent and answer any questions you may have. This conversation will provide you with a better understanding of the fostering process and help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.
  3. Informational Meeting: Attend the required Informational Meeting, where you’ll learn more about the fostering process, KidLink’s services and the support we provide. After the meeting, complete a self-assessment to determine your readiness to become a foster parent.
  4. TN-Key Training: If you’re still interested in becoming a foster parent, complete the TN-Key Training program. This training includes courses on navigating the child welfare system, the impact of trauma, resilience and other essential topics. The pre-approval trainings consist of the first seven classes, including CPR and TN-Key Medical Resources and Information.
  5. Home Study: The Home Study process begins during training and involves a thorough assessment of your home, family life and background. It includes a criminal history check, paperwork and a recommendation on approval or denial. This process helps ensure that prospective foster parents can provide a safe and nurturing environment for foster children.
  6. Approval: If your application is approved, your home will be assigned a Foster Parent Support Worker who will be there to guide and support you throughout your fostering journey. With their help, you’ll be ready to accept placements and start making a difference in the lives of children in need.

We understand that the application process can take several months, depending on various factors such as the number of applicants and the speed at which you complete the required steps. However, our team at KidLink Community Services is dedicated to helping you through each step, ensuring a smooth and successful journey to becoming a foster parent.

Open your heart, and your home.

Become a KidLink foster parent and give a child the love, support and stability they deserve.