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If you have made the decision to consider becoming an Bluegrass Foster Services Foster Family, check out the information below to get started.

Whether you are looking to become a foster parent or a respite provider, each prospective foster parent or family must complete the Bluegrass Foster Services foster parent application and go through a series of home inspections and trainings.


Steps to becoming a Bluegrass Foster Services Foster Parent

  1. Complete the foster parent application – either online or a paper version that can be picked up in our office

  2. Attend a scheduled foster parent orientation

  3. Complete 36 hours of training conducted by our training specialist

  4. Have a home study completed by BFS staff

  5. Complete and turn in necessary documents including:

  • Background checks

  • Physicals from your family doctor

  • Information about your family

  • Information about the foster children your family is interested in

Each foster family must have an annual home inspection and complete 24 hours of annual training.

Additional Information for Prospective Foster Families

A foster home can only have 5 children (including biological children) at any given time. Each child in foster care has medical insurance through the state of Kentucky, but foster parents are required to get them to all medical appointments. Each child will be enrolled at the appropriate school in your local school district. Foster families will receive a per diem rate based on each child’s level of care that is set by the state.

Each child that is considered for your home will be hand chosen and you will be able to be a part of the decision-making process to ensure an appropriate placement is made. We strive for each placement to be successful and encourage families to be a part of every aspect of the children’s lives.

If you have questions or would like any additional information, please fill out the form below. You can also call (606) 545-7270 to speak with BFS staff. 

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