Get Trained to Become a Foster Parent

There are over 13,000 Missouri children in foster care due to child abuse, neglect or other serious family challenges, and the state is currently experiencing a shortage of adults willing to care for youth with these challenges. Fostering provides a child who has experienced this with a safe, loving environment. On top of this, it gives you the opportunity to show a child the love and care they deserve while growing emotionally, mentally and spiritually as you teach life skills and give support. You will experience joy and may even discover a greater sense of purpose in your life.

At this time, KVC Missouri is training foster parents to care for youth who need loving homes. We provide Missouri pre-service training to new families who wish to become foster parents. We are partnered with the Missouri Department of Social Services.

Click here to learn more about the training classes.


To meet general requirements in Missouri you must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Complete a child abuse/neglect check and criminal record check including fingerprints
  • Be in good health, both physically and mentally
  • Have a stable income
  • Be willing to participate in and complete a free training and assessment process
  • Be part of a professional team willing to voice perspectives and concerns
  • Be willing to partner with the child’s family
  • Be a documented US citizen