Already a Foster Parent

Already a Foster Parent

Foster/Adoptive Family Portal:

The Foster/Adoptive Family Portal is a tool easily accessible by the foster and adoptive parent to look up pertinent information in regards to direct deposit. It is currently undergoing changes to better serve and support our adoptive and foster parents!

Some new changes to look for are placement information, board payment information and a simple way to update your demographic information. Your access to the website will be provided once your Resource Worker has your email address and you have your first placement.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Laci Lawlis, the Foster Care Manager at 501-396-6236 or 

Foster Family Resources

  • Child Care Aware® is committed to helping parents find the best information on locating high-quality child care and child care resources in their community.
  • DHS mileage calculator for travel reimbursement (TR-1) 
  • WIC: Foster Children 5-years-old and under qualify for WIC benefits.  For more information contact your local county health unit or go to the AR WIC website.
  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a USDA program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost.  Children in foster care are automatically eligible.  For more information on how to apply for TEFAP in your county, contact the DHS Commodity Distribution Unit at 501-371-1400.