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Noble Children's Services

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Minimum Requirements

  • Prospective foster/adoptive parents may be single or married
  • If not single, must be married for a minimum of two years

  • If not married, but in a committed relationship in which you reside together, you must show proof of relationship stability 

  • Be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible 
  • ​Allow staff to complete a criminal history and an abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household (ages 14 and older)
  • 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
  • Attend training and certification classes
  • Have adequate sleeping space for children
  • Have a home that is safe and in good repair
  • Agree to a non-physical 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

1st - Application

Complete questions on the application and gather documents needed that will assist staff in determining eligibility.

2nd - Education

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 and Prevention of Aggression and Physical Holds. 

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, the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and single source continuums, such as Our Community Our Kids (OCOK), St. Francis Ministries and 2Ingage will work together to match children with a family that best meets their needs based upon the home study completed. 

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 in March 2023!

If you are interested in participating

please contact us at (936) 598-6468