The Licensing Process

A foster parent plays a very important role in a child’s life. They provide stability and care during difficult times of transition. Choices is committed to the success of these special foster families. That is why we provide training, education and ongoing support - to ensure our children get the safe, loving environment they deserve.

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Background checks

Our licensing staff is available to help you through the entire process. We’ll make sure your questions and concerns are answered and help you navigate the foster care landscape.

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Physical Environment

One of the home visits will focus on completing a Physical Home Environment Checklist. To get an idea of requirements, click below.

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Foster parents need to complete a number of training courses. Explore courses below.

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Forms & Documents

View our licensing & training documents. We’ll help you move the process while answering your questions.

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SAFE Home Study

The state-approved home study for becoming a licensed foster parent in Indiana is the Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) home study model.

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