Foster parent inquiry form now live on CO4kids.org
January 31, 2020
Since January 27, 2020, members of the public have had access to an online inquiry form at co4kids.org/learn-about-fostering. Prospective foster parents can now request more information from counties and child placement agencies by completing the form and choosing which organizations (up to three) they would like to contact them.
The online inquiry form contains optional questions about demographic information. However, only an email address or phone number is required to move the online inquiry on to designated agencies. The lists of county departments and CPAs are configured regionally.
County departments and CPAs are expected to respond to the inquiry within five business days. This will give timely information to prospective foster or adoptive parents, encourages responsive customer service, and provides an opportunity for designated agencies to recruit foster and adoptive families for children and teens in foster care. The inquiry form can also be completed in Spanish, and agencies must make accommodations for timely responses to Spanish inquiries.
Additionally, OIT is providing all responding agencies with a job aid for responding to inquiries, which includes a spreadsheet for tracking inquiries.
County departments and CPAs may request cumulative monthly inquiry reports from Adrienne Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Meladie Clopton (email@example.com) once per quarter. One staff member from each agency must be the designated contact to request the report.
If you are having any issues with the form, or have any feedback you would like to provide, please reach out to Adrienne Cooper. The code to embed the form is also available to counties and CPAs to utilize on their websites. Please reach out to Adrienne to get the necessary code.