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Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Adoptable Children

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Foster/Adoption Parenting Minimum Qualifications and Steps to Certification Minimum Qualifications for Certification. At least 21 years of age, Single, married, divorced, or widowed. Financially stable (able to meet own family's needs). Good physical, emotional and mental health. Adequate space in home for additional child. Pass state and federal criminal clearances. Attend 21 hours of pre-service training . Participate in home study process.  STEPS TO CERTIFICATION: Attend an orientation meeting to learn more about the certification process. Complete pre-service training (7 sessions) Submit application for certification. (Form will be handed out at first pre-service training session) Come to office for fingerprinting of all adult members of household. Provide documentation from a physician that all members of household are free of communicable disease. (Form will be handed out at first pre-service training session) Participate in the home study process. There will be up to 3 visits to your home by an agency worker-one of which will include a safety inspection of your home. Provide at least 5 references. Certification process is complete! It takes anywhere from 6 months to a year.

How to Adopt Foster to Adopt Parenting Handbook,  Post Adoption Resources   NWLA Foster & Adoptive Parent Association

 REPORT CHILD ABUSE - Call 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) toll free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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