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Thank you for your interest in foster care and adoption!

The following information is necessary in order to begin your journey. All information that you submit to Iowa KidsNet is completely confidential. If you decide to pursue a foster care license and/or adoption approval, we are required to submit your home study to the Iowa Department of Human Services and they are the only other workers who may access your information.

Please make sure everything you type in below is accurate and completed to the best of your ability. If you have difficulty completing this form, feel free to contact us at 1.800.243.0756.

The term "applicant" refers to the persons who will sign the applications for foster care and/or adoption. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States, residents of Iowa, and age 21 or older. If there is only one applicant, do not complete any information under Applicant 2.

Applicant 1
(mm/dd/yyyy)
Inquiry online requires a valid email address. If you do not have a valid email address, please call 1.800. 243.0756 to complete your inquiry.
Applicant 2
(mm/dd/yyyy)
Inquiry online requires a valid email address. If you do not have a valid email address, please call 1.800. 243.0756 to complete your inquiry.
Address
Your Home
(This includes Applicant 1 and 2 and other adults who live with you all the time or only some of the time. It also includes college students who may come back holidays or the summer.)
(This includes children under the age of 18 years who live with you all of the time or only some of the time)
Interest Level and Ability
The process to become a foster and/or adoptive family can take up to 6 months or more. The training you are required to take is 3 hours per week (usually in the evenings) for 10 consecutive weeks.