Foster homes provide a stable, caring environment when preventative measures have failed and children are removed from their homes. Children come in all shapes, sizes, and ages with individual needs and preferences. DCCCA recognizes that foster parents also have unique qualities and life experiences that deserve consideration when making placements. We provide support to foster families during their initial training, through the duration of their placement, and help them transition whether the placement is becoming permanent or the child is reintegrating with their biological family.
DCCCA is a licensed Child Placing Agency in the states of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. DCCCA needs foster families who can provide a stable, caring home to children in a variety of ways. Foster homes are needed for children who are placed out of home temporarily while immediate safety issues are being addressed, teenagers who are working on an independent living plan, sibling sets who need to remain together, and also to provide respite for children and families in the community in hopes of preventing out of home placement or mental health hospitalization. DCCCA specialists will assist you in providing the best possible services for children and families.
Foster Parenting in Kansas
For some people the idea of opening their home to a foster child seems like an understandably overwhelming commitment. Did you know there are many different types of foster homes that are in high demand including short term specialized homes? Because life is unpredictable: emergencies arise, parents need a rest, and unforeseen circumstances make these short term homes a welcome addition to our foster family program. We also look for families who take one child, sibling sets or multiple children, or children with special physical or mental health needs. Take a minute to explore the different types of foster families Kansas children are in need of… you may find a non-traditional fostering situation is just right for you!
Child Placing Agency Programs & Services
Juvenile Justice Foster Care (JJFC)
Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED Respite)
Professional Resource Family Care (PRFC)
Police Protective Custody
All DCCCA foster families are supported by a Specialist that is available to them 24 hours a day to provide support through their fostering experience. Our staff work in tandem with other agencies and services involved with the child to support the foster family and help the child succeed.