New foster parent applications are on pause from Nov. 1, 2022 - Mar. 1, 2023.
This does not apply to kinship applications, license renewals, and those getting licensed through a child placing agency. 

Kinship Caregiver Oversight Committee (KCOC)

KCOC is a collective of kinship caregivers and community partners that support and strengthen kinship families.

  • The KCOC was formed in 2003 to provide guidance to the Legislature in identifying, supporting, and strengthening kinship care families.
  • It's important that kinship caregivers give input and guide agencies on practice and services for the kinship community.
  • Multiple state agencies and the kinship community participate in the KCOC, with kinship caregivers, child and caregiver advocates, non-profit service providers, tribes, and legal community representatives meet monthly, providing a forum to exchange information about state policy changes, local initiatives, and concerns and monitor, guide, and report on kinship care recommendations and implementation activities.