FOSTER CHILDREN NEED YOU! TRAIN TO BE A FOSTER, RELATIVE OR ADOPTIVE PARENT Not sure if you want to be a foster or adoptive parent? Don’t decide until you complete this Foundations training. You can discuss with a Foster Care Certifier the different options that fit best for you—be that respite, a long term provider, or child advocate—your commitment level is flexible. What do I need to do to be a foster or adoptive parent? Complete Foundations classes. Foundations is free and answers questions about why children come in to foster care, DHS goals, child development and trauma, working with birth families and much more. Work with a Foster Care Certifier to complete your home study.