HOW TO BECOME A FOSTER PARENT IN JEFFERSON COUNTY
First, decide if you are going to foster through a private agency or go directly through the state (DCYF). Learn more about your options here. (Jefferson County is Region 6)
Both public and private agency foster homes have similar steps to go through to become licensed. This is a very careful process of you learning about the foster system and what it takes to become a foster parent and the licensor qualifying you and your home for foster children. The process can take several months.
The Basic Steps to Become a Foster Parent through the State:
1. Orientation: complete in-person or online (3-hours)
Upcoming Local Orientation: August 1st, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Port Townsend DCYF Office 915 Sheridan St. #201, Port Townsend, WA. Sign up with LINDA CORTANI: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Local Training: August 3rd, 4th, 17th, and 18th, 9 am to 4 pm, Port Townsend DCYF Office 915 Sheridan St. #201 Port Townsend, WA. Sign up with LINDA CORTANI: email@example.com
3. Complete Blood Borne Pathogen Training, Infant 1st Aid/ CPR and adult CPR. You can find the locations and times of classes here or call (253)217-1105
Next local offering: At the Chimacum Fire station, 9193 Rhody Dr. (corner of Rhody Dr. and Center Rd.) on August 11th from 10 AM to 4:30 PM. No cost to you. To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info. Names, Contact e-mail, Contact phone, Date of class, and Location of class.