What is foster care?

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Foster care provides a family life for children who cannot reside with their own parents. In some circumstances, foster care serves as temporary solution for families who are experiencing problems, and the children may return to home once the problems are resolved. If not adopted, others may stay in long-term foster care until they are able to live independently.

Children enter foster care because their homes are unsafe or there are family issues that are counterproductive to their welfare. Once in foster care, some children have trouble adapting because of abuse and/or neglect they have experienced. The age range of children in a foster care can be from birth to 18 years old.

Foster parents are people who specialize in attending to the needs of children who are living in troubled families. Individuals or couples have the ability to become foster parents as long as they can obtain a state license, pass a background check and complete mandatory requirements. Foster parents receive financial reimbursement to provide the basic needs of the children. During the separation period, the states agency works first toward returning the children to a safe home environment. If reuniting with the biological family is impossible, then the state can seek termination of parental rights to secure a permanent home solution.

Foster care for adults assists men and women 18 years of age and older who are unable to live alone and wish to share a family lifestyle. They are emotionally, physically or mentally dependent.

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Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for abused, neglected, and dependent children who need a safe place to live when their parents or another relative cannot take care of them.
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