Foster Care

Foster care is a state-run program to help and protect children. This program places children in foster homes, under the supervision of a licensed foster parent. While each situation is different, several common reasons for foster care placement include abuse, neglect, or an unfit or unsafe environment in the biological home. A foster parent is in charge of providing the child with food, clothing, shelter, safety, support, and care and concern.

Some children will stay in foster care long-term. For others, it is a temporary placement until their biological home is a safe and stable environment again. When the placement is temporary in nature, the biological parent may be given a detailed plan for self-improvement in order to regain custody. This could include anything from getting and keeping a job to entering and completing rehabilitation for an addiction. Sometimes reunification of the foster child with the biological parent isn't possible. When this is the case, the foster child can be adopted into a permanent forever-family.

To become a state-approved foster parent, licensing is essential. Each state has its own set of requirements. This will most likely include a home study--an intensive examination of the home life, family members, and finances--to make sure that each applicant is qualified.

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Foster Care Articles

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Foster Care Blogs

Forever Families
One of the coolest things about the month of November is that it is National Adoption Month. I love that there is a...
A Home Filled with Love and...
As I sit here thinking this morning, I cannot help but bring focus on the huge need for foster parents today. There are...

Foster Care Forums

Maybe back in May? And time off...
Hello there! I have not posted in a while- since we finalized the adoption of Miss Daisy! Life is great- we are...
How Much is Too Much (gifts...
I am curious as too how much you all gift your foster kids as I have stated before we are first time fosters and...

Adoption Photo Listing

Aminah-Gabriella (KS / 8 / F)
Brother & sister duo, Khalid and Aminah Gabriella both want an active family that will adopt both of them together. Older brother Khalid likes helping around the house and doing... [more]

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