One of the first steps in obtaining a foster care license or adoption license in CT is to attend what is traditionally called an Open House. At an Open House event you will receive information about both the foster care and adoption licensing process, including special needs adoption, medically complex foster care, therapeutic foster care,foster care for adjudicated youth and enhanced foster care. The presenter will also discuss mentoring opportunities and respite care (short term foster care.) You will be afforded an opportunity to ask questions. And you will leave with a packet of information including contact information. If you would like to attend an Open House, your regional coordinator will be happy to set up a reservation for you with one of our partner agencies. Please call or email the regional coordinator (through our contact page) for your town to assure that a packet of information and a seat will be reserved for you. Walk-ins, however, are always welcome.
FAM makes every effort to list all Open House events for each of our partners, however, some of our partners do not hold traditional Open Houses. Please visit our partners page and click on their links to find out how to schedule an appointment with them or to get more information about their foster care programs. Additionally, all Open House information for the eastern corner of CT is listed on the Hearts, Hands, and Homes website. Click here to navigate to their site.
If you have any questions regarding the Open Houses listed and cannot reach the contact person, please call the FAM office at 203-706-0101.