What We Do

Foster Care/ Adoption Training

Foster Care Training

Foster parents are required to participate in the following training before welcoming a foster child into their home:

  • Attend an 1.5 hour orientation meeting;
  • Fulfill 27 hours of pre-service training, typically held in a group setting, meeting for three hours one evening a week over a 9 week period. Individual training is available for potential foster parents unable to attend evening classes;
  • CPR / First Aid certification;
  • Complete Catholic Church’s Protecting God’s Children VIRTUS curriculum, a three hour class taught by DCCH staff.

Adoption Training

Adoption training is similar to foster parent training and includes:

  • Attending an 1.5 hour orientation meeting;
  • Fulfilling 27 hours of pre-service training, typically held in a group setting, meeting for three hours one evening a week over a 9 week period. Individual training is available for potential adoptive parents unable to attend evening classes;
  • Requiring CPR / First Aid certification;
  • Completing Catholic Church’s Protecting God’s Children VIRTUS curriculum, a three hour class taught by DCCH staff.

Respite Care Training

DCCH Center for Children and Families asks potential respite care providers to participate in the following training:

  • Attend an orientation meeting;
  • Fulfill six hours of training;
  • Complete Catholic Church’s Protecting God’s Children VIRTUS curriculum, a three hour class taught by DCCH staff;
  • CPR/First Aid certification preferred but not required.
For more information, please call Foster Care/ Adoption Recruiter Sarah Lusher at 859-331-2040 ext. 8659 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..