11. What is a foster home screening?

A foster home screening (also known as a home study) is a written assessment of your family.  It will be used for CPS to learn more about your family and make the best child/family match. The interview will include all family members and will cover many topics including:

  • Personal and family background
  • Health of each family member
  • Education and Employment
  • Relationship and family history
  • Interest and motivation
  • Ability to parent children with trauma histories
  • Sensitivity toward birth families
  • Support systems