Mono County

Certification Process

The process of becoming a foster parent is called "certification."

The process of Certification is a four-step process:

  • Background Check
  • Home Clearance
  • Family Study
  • Certification                                                                                                                                                  

    Background Check

  • Fingerprint clearances
  • Child Abuse Index clearance

    Home Clearance

Our licensing coordinator will schedule a visit with you in your home to check that your home and surroundings provide a safe, healthy and comfortable environment for a child. The coordinator will check the following:

  • The home is in good repair and has the normal comforts and conveniences.
  • Toxic substances, medications and firearms and ammunition are locked up.
  • Beds and bedrooms for foster children meet requirements.
  • A first aid kit and fire extinguisher are on site and meet requirements.
  • There is a floor plan and written disaster plan in case of emergencies.
  • Any play area/yard is free of hazards and safe.

  Family Study will include

  • Your family history
  • Information about who you are; your beliefs and values
  • Ideas about what children might most benefit from living in your family
  • Anything else that will help us get to know each other

For additional information or to request an application, please contact:

Mono County Department of Social Services
Marlo Preis 760-924-1770

State Foster Care Licensing, Fresno
Diana Chapman 559-974-5581