Kinship Licensing Process and Home Studies

We are committed to placing children and youth with kinship caregivers!

Kinship caregivers have two options:

  • Get licensed as a foster parent
  • Complete a home study

We encourage you to get licensed because you’ll be completing most of the steps by getting a home study, and licensing comes with the most ongoing financial support and resources that DCYF can provide.

Steps to Become a Licensed Caregiver

Please let your assigned worker know if you need help or if you cannot meet any requirement.