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Kinship Care

FE works with extended biological family members who desire to become caregivers for children and youth placed in the conservatorship of DFPS - Children’s Protective Services.


In order to become verified as a kinship foster home, kinship caregivers or prospective kinship caregivers must meet all verification requirements that a traditional foster parent/home would be expected to meet.


FE will guide prospective kinship foster parents through the verification process, complete the required home screening, and provide support services following placement until permanency is achieved.

Minimum Requirements:

Be 21 years of age

US Citizen or Permanent Resident

HS Diploma or GED

Cleared Background Checks

Be financially self-sustaining

Reliable transportation

Positive Home Screening (Completed by FE)


24-7 Caregiver Support

Ongoing Professional Training

Paid Respite

Mileage Reimbursement

Initial Placement Clothing Allowance

School Supply Stipend

Non-taxable Benefits


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