Noble Children's Services
Prospective foster/adoptive parents may be single or married
be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults
complete an application & other required documents
share information regarding background and lifestyle
provide relative and non-relative references
show proof of marriage and/or divorce (if applicable)
agree to a home study which includes interviews with all household members
allow staff to complete a criminal history and an abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household (ages 14 and older)
attend training and certification classes
have adequate sleeping space for children
have a home that is safe and in good repair
agree to a nonphysical discipline policy
permit fire, health and safety inspections of the home
vaccinate all pets
obtain TB testing as required by the local Health Department for household members
attend 20 hours or more of ongoing training each year
Foster Care & Adoptive Home Certification Process
Step One: Application and Background Check
Complete the initial application, along with a background check consent form. We will also need a copy of your driver's license and social security card to be able to run your background check. These items will assist staff in determining eligibility.
Application can be found by clicking HERE
Background Check Consent form can be found by clicking HERE
*Note: Additional paperwork will need to be completed, but those items will be shared as you are going through this process.*
Training and education help families prepare for the placement and on-going care of a child in their home. Applicants will attend training sessions provided by Noble Children's Services, as well as complete some online trainings. All of these trainings focus on protecting and nurturing children, meeting needs, supporting family relationships, connecting children to safe, nurturing relationships and working as a member of a professional team. Various topics are covered, such as Safe Sleeping, Transportation of a Child, Cultural Competency/Diversity, Human Trafficking, Trauma Informed Care and many more. Families will also receive certifications in CPR/First Aid
3rd Home Study
Noble Children's Services staff will meet with you in order to learn more about family history, motivation, parenting styles, experiences, the family's resources and discuss characteristics of children that you are best suited to care for.
4th Child Placement
Noble Children's Services staff and the Department of Family and Protective Services together will match children with a family that best meets their needs based upon the homestudy.
5th Post Placement
Noble Children's Services provides on-going support to families after children or youth have been placed in the home. We provide on-going training, service planning and coordination of community and specialized resources. Our agency also completes all adoption paperwork and coordinates the completion of adoptive placements.
Upcoming Pre-Service Training Sessions
We have pre-service training sessions coming up soon!
If you are interested in participating
please contact us at (936) 598-6468