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Pursuant to 922 KAR 1:490 Background checks for foster and adoptive parents, caretaker relatives, and reporting requirements, Section 2, all resource home applicants and household members of resource home applicants shall submit to a child abuse and neglect check for each state of residence during the past five (5) years.

Please check the state information below for all resource home applicants and all household members of resource home applicants who have resided in a state other than Kentucky within the past five(5) years.

States requiring their state specific form to be utilized when requesting a child abuse and neglect check (CAN check), have an “X” in the column titled “State Requires Their Form.” Please click the state’s name to view and print the form and/or instructions for all states.

States which do not require a specific form to be utilized, when requesting a child abuse and neglect check, or which are not participating in the Adam Walsh and Safety Act of 2006, have a “N/A” in the column entitled “State Requires Their Form.” The “N/A” is NOT to be interpreted as a child abuse and neglect check from that state is not required or that the resource home applicant or household members of the resource applicant are exempt from indicating residence in ALL other states within the five- (5) year timeframe on the DPP-157 form.

The resource home applicants and household members should complete the DPP-159, DPP-157 and other state’s form at the same time. All forms should be submitted simultaneously to the Records Management Section conducting the fingerprint scan, except for states indicated below that require a notary and/or original signature(s). In instances where the other state requires a notary and/or original signature(s), the requestor will need to mail the hard copy to the following:

Department for Community Based Services
Records Management Section
275 E. Main St., 3E-G
Frankfort, KY 40621

For assistance with this website and/or process please call (502) 564-3834.

State Requirements

Guam, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island do not require a form.

Oklahoma has no central registry.

Puerto Rico has no clear child abuse registry available.

DownloadState Requires Their FormNotaryWitnessOriginal SignaturePicture IDCopy of Drivers LicenseEmail AddressPhone Number
AlabamaYesNoYesYesNo   
Alabama Instructions        
AlaskaYesNoNoNoYes   
ArizonaYesNoNoNoNo   
ArkansasYesYesNoNoNo   
CaliforniaYesNoNoYesNo   
ColoradoYesYesNoYesNo   
ConnecticutYesNoNoNoNo   
DelewareYesNoNoNoNo   
District of ColumbiaYesYesNoYesNo   
FloridaYesNoNoNoNo   
GeorgiaYesNoNoNoNo   
HawaiiYesNoNoYesNo   
IdahoYesNoNoNoNo   
IllinoisYesNoNoNoNo   
Indiana - Form must be typed in all Capital lettersYesNoNoNoNo YesYes
Indiana Instructions        
IowaYesNoNoNoNo   
KansasYesNoNoNoNo   
MarylandYesYesNoYesNo   
MassachusettsYesNoNoNoNo   
MichiganYesNoNoNoYes   
MinnesotaYesNoNoNoNo   
Mississippi - Form must by typed instead of hand-writtenYesNoNoYesNo   
MissouriNoNoNoNoNo   
MontanaYesYesNoYesNo   
NebraskaYesNoYesNoNo   
NevadaYesNoNoNoNo   
New HampshireYesNoNoNoNo   
New JerseyYesNoNoYesNo   
New MexicoYesYesNoYesNo   
West VirginiaYesNoNoYesNo   
New YorkYesYesNoNoNo   
North DakotaYesNoNoNoNo   
North CarolinaYesNoNoYesNo   
OregonYesNoNoYesNo   
PennsylvaniaYesNoNoYesNo   
South CarolinaYesYesYesYesNo   
South DakotaYesYesNoYesNo   
TennesseeYesNoNoNoNoYes  
TexasYesYesYesYesNo   
UtahYesNoNoNoYes   
VermontYesNoNoNoNo   
VirginiaYesYesNoYesNo   
WashingtonYesNoNoNoNo   
WisconsinYesNoNoNoNo   
WyomingYesNoNoYesNo