Start the Process

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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 is completely confidential to Four Oaks or LSI and the Iowa Department of Human Services. 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.

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

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Applicant 2

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Current Address



Mailing Address

Please provide your mailing address if different than your current address.

Your Home

Interest Level and Ability

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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.