Become A CK Family
We are excited that you have decided or are considering becoming a CK Family. There is a continuous and ongoing need for additional adoptive and foster families to care for children in our foster care system. Below is a list of the six steps you will take on your journey to become a CK Family.
Step 1: Contact CK Family Services
Give us a call at 817-516-9100 or submit the form below!
You will connect with one of our experienced Family Recruiters who will be happy to answer any initial questions you may have as you consider this decision. They will send you an application, training calendars and share the links for Get Started @ CK Family Services.
Step 2: Introduction & Orientation Classes
Our team will help you as you take off on this new journey. We encourage you to attend a CK Introduction and Orientation Class as a first step, but you are also welcome to begin turning in your completed Application and other Documentation.
Step 3: Complete & Submit an Application
It may be necessary for our team to follow up with you for some additional information. When your application is approved we will begin processing reference letters and ordering inspections for your home. It is important to know that approval of an application does not guarantee verification for foster care and/or adoption.
Email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 4: Pre-Service Training & Documentation Packet
An experienced Family Development Specialist and their Family Development Assistant will support your family as you work through this step. They will assist you in registering to participate in a series of classes that we created to prepare you to be a CK Family. They are also available to help you as you work to complete and submit the CK Documentation Packet.
You can download the individual forms that comprise the CK Documentation Packet below or you can download a .zip file Complete Forms Packet.
01 – Application Packet (DOC)
02a – Documentation Packet Checklist (DOC)
02b – CKFS Information Security & Privacy (PDF)
03a – Criminal History Background Check Form (DOC)
03b – Babysitters, Overnight Care Providers, Respite Providers, & Staff Caregivers (PDF)
03c – Babysitter Worksheet (DOC)
04 – Authorization to Release Information (DOC)
05 – Prior State Central Registry Check Requirements (DOC)
06 – Family Violence Form (DOC)
07 – Physician’s Statement (PDF)
08 – Supervised Childcare Experience Form (PDF)
09 – Affidavit for Applicant Form 2985 (PDF)
10 – Disaster Plan Questionnaire (DOC)
11 – Medical Providers (DOC)
12 – School Information Sheet (DOC)
13 – Driving Record Statement (DOC)
14a – DFPS Medical Consenter Training (PDF)
14b – DFPS Medical Consenter Training Acknowledgement (PDF)
14c – Transportation Safety Training (PDF)
14d – DFPS Psychotropic Medication Training (PDF)
14e – CK Family Services Administering Medications Training (PDF)
14f – DFPS Trauma Informed Care Online Training (PDF)
14g – DFPS Reporting Suspected Abuse or Neglect of a Child Online Training (PDF)
15 – Sample Daily Schedules (PDF)
16 – Rules, Consequences, and Rewards (PDF)
17 – Floor Plan (PDF)
18 – Fire Evacuation Training Program for Individuals (PDF)
19a – CKFS Parenting Resources (PDF)
19b – CK Family Services Parenting Resources Acknowledgement (DOC)
20 – Preservice Foster/Adoptive Parent Training Report Form (DOC)
21 – Preparing Your Home (PDF)
22 – Fire Prevention Checklist (PDF)
23 – Environmental Health Checklist (PDF)
24 – CK Family Services Home Compliance Checklist (PDF)
25 – Adoptive Family Album Instructions (PDF)
26 – Referral Form (DOC)
Step 5: Homestudy
Once you’ve completed most of the training and paperwork, one of our assessment professionals will schedule a day to come to your home to meet face to face with your family and complete your Homestudy interviews. We will interview all household members ages 3 and older individually, all family members (including children) as a family unit, and finally married couples will be interviewed together as a couple. We’ll compile all of your information into an extensive report that will be a great reflection on your family’s interests, personalities, skills, abilities and goals. This document will be your homestudy and will be used for a variety of purposes including making matches between your family and children in need of a home.
Step 6: Verification and Licensure
When all of the steps have been successfully completed, we will verify your family as a CK Family. A CK Family Services Case Manager will be assigned to support your family. They will walk alongside your family so long as you remain a CK Family and will function as your primary contact with CK Family Services. At this time we will begin the process of seeking to match children who are in need of a home with family environment that you are able to provide.
Give us a call at 817-516-9100 or submit the form above!
You will connect with one of our experienced Family Recruiters who will be happy to answer your questions.