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What is foster care?
What is expected of a foster parent?
What is the average length of stay a foster child will be in our home?
Do the children have contact with their biological parents while in foster care?
Who are the children in foster care?
The children range from newborn to 21 years old. The majority of children and youth have some degree of physical, behavioral and emotional needs stemming from the difficulty some of them have experienced in their lives. Many children in foster care are part of a sibling group.
Training, information and referrals to community resources are provided for foster parents to help them understand issues associated with the trauma foster children may have experienced. Children are amazingly resilient. Foster parents can make a difference by providing a structured, nurturing environment.
What is expected of an adoptive parent?
How long does the foster/adoptive home licensing process take?
What are the training requirements for foster and adoptive parents?
What if I’m not in perfect health?
What are the costs associated with foster care?
What is the cost associated with the adoption process?
Will I receive any financial help once I adopt?
Once I adopt, will contact with the biological parents end?
- General foster care
- Foster care mythbusters
- The need for homes for older youth
- Fostering older youth mythbusters
- Upcoming foster care meetings
- Foster care application
- Informational video about meetings
- Supporting youth in foster care