How to Become a Foster Parent

By being a foster parent, you can have a tremendous impact in the life of a child or teenager. There are hundreds of Nebraska children and teens in need of a safe and nurturing environment to call home until they are able to safely return to their families. If you want to explore this opportunity, please contact the recruitment coordinator in your region.

For SESA (Lincoln and surrounding communities), the Central Service Area (Grand Island and surrounding communities) and the Northern Service Area (Seward, Columbus and surrounding communities)
Contact Sarah Wittmann via phone/text: 402.617.8567 or email swittmann@kvc.org

For ESA (Omaha and surrounding communities)
Contact Lisa Auberry-Adams via phone/text: 402.578.3173 or email lauberry-adams@kvc.org

Joining a KVC Nebraska foster parent pre-service training is another way to get more information and determine if this is a good fit for your family. While going through training, you will need to complete background checks to include local law enforcement, national law enforcement (finger printing), Child and Adult Protective Services, and the Department of Motor Vehicles.

In addition to background checks, there are licensure documents which help ensure compliance with all policies and requirements related to foster homes and an individual self-study. Once all of this is completed, a home study will be conducted in your home. If you would like to know more information and/or register for a Pre-Service Training class, please register online or contact one of the recruitment coordinators listed above.