Thank you for your interest in becoming a foster or adoptive parent!
Have you already called Iowa KidsNet to receive your inquiry packet? If not, please call 1.800.243.0756 (Hablamos español) to get started.
If you're already have a packet and just need to find some additional forms, please continue reading below.
Background Check Forms
As part of the licensing process, you will need to complete two Iowa background check forms. All individuals living in your home that are age 14 or older need to complete the Iowa Criminal History Record Check and Child Abuse Record Check forms - and - an out-of-state record check form if they've lived out of state within the last five years. This includes individuals that stay in the home on a regular basis (such as adult children that are college students or other relatives) or a part-time basis due to shared custody.
Find your forms below.
Your Iowa forms are available in the packet you received from our Customer Service staff, or you can download them below.
You will hand your Iowa forms in when you attend your information session.
Iowa Criminal History Record Check Form B
Request for Child Abuse Information Form
You will hand your Out-of-State forms in when you attend your information session - or - if you already attended your session, please mail them to this address:
5400 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
If you don't see your state listed below, then an Out-of-State form is not required for that particular state:
Have questions? Please call us at 1.800.243.0756 (Hablamos español).