Majic 95.1 wants you to learn more about ResCare.
The first thing required? A willingness to open your heart and home. Beyond that, here’s a few things you need to know.
Age: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. They must have the maturity and patience to work with children that present a wide range of behaviors.
Health: All household members must be in good mental and physical health and free from communicable diseases or other illness that could interfere with the family’s ability to care for a child.
Household Finances: Applicants cannot be approved if their only source of income will be reimbursement for the provision of foster care services. Applicants must have income sufficient to meet the needs of their family. All applicants must complete a financial statement and provide proof of income.
Marital status: Applicants may be married, single, or divorced. Verification of marriage, and/or divorce will be required. If you are single and have a live-in significant other, he/she must meet all of the requirements to become licensed as well.
Criminal records checks: For initial certification and re-certification, foster care applicants and other members of the household, age 14 and older, must undergo a criminal records check, including a fingerprint check. Applicants and other household members may not be convicted felons or convicted of any crime concerning the welfare of a child. A criminal history check will also be conducted annually on all adult household members.
In addition all adult members of the household must consent to a child abuse/neglect registry check. Household members may not have substantiated abuse or neglect complaints listed on the registry.