Emergency Foster Care

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Emergency Foster Care

In some cases, a child will be left with no family to care for him or the child's immediate removal from his current home is necessitated by extreme circumstances. Emergency foster families are specialists at taking children at almost no notice. Often the children will be traumatized by the incident which has made them at least temporarily parentless and will need intensive help.

Emergency foster care was created to provide for the immediate needs of the child. This means the emergency foster parents would provide shelter, food, clothing, and other immediate necessities. While having a stable home in which to live is important, that is not the purpose of emergency foster care. Stability will have to come later, in a more permanent placement situation. However, emergency foster care can turn more permanent if an adequate home isn't found and the child needs stability and security in their current placement.

Emergency foster homes are also used as a temporary safe place for a child whose home situation has erupted. This may be as simple as a parent having to fulfill certain court-appointed tasks or to wait until an abusive relative is out of the home. When this is the case, the child will stay for a few days to a few weeks. Once the courts determine the safety of the home, the child can then rejoin their family.

Foster homes that have been accepted and authorized to be emergency foster homes will have bedrooms already prepared, food available, and will have the appropriate clothing for that age of child. They may have to run out to the store to get some things right before, but they'll be prepared. That is what they were designed to do, and they do a great service to any community.
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Guest - 9 months ago
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I am interested in emergency foster parent for infants where do I start #1
misty - 10 months ago
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i would like to know what all I would have to do to become a emergency foster parent to little ones #2
Shirley - 1 month ago
I am interested in emergency foster care. What steps do I need to take? #3
Kera - 3 months ago
I am also interested in emergency foster parenting for infants. What is the process I would need to begin? #4
Lorraine - 3 months ago
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I have a grandson in the foster system and now he been adopted and i want to now is there any way I can get him from the adopted parent and he can back with his real famiy #5
tina - 9 months ago
I need to know how to become foster parent to a friend of my daughters, her parents do not want her and want to give her a loving home. #6
Melinda - 7 months ago
My daughter's boyfriend is a deployed Marine, his brother and his wife were just arrested and will not be coming home soon. Their daughter was put into the system, she is 3. The Marine wants to get his niece, but he will not be back in the US until late April. I suggested that we take her. Is there anyway to get an emergency foster approval so we can minimize the experience for her? #7
Becky - 12 months ago
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If you are a studant with a baby ask for help from dss, to keep your baby. Maybe you just need a brake. #8
shannon - 2 years ago
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What is the best agency in WA to work for as a foster parent? #9
Guest - 8 months ago
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A friend of mine is in college. But her siblings were taken out of her moms home, for good reason I believe. But I want to foster her twin little brothers. Irs an emergency situation. Is there anyway that I can step in and foster or do I have too be in the foster program? #10
Guest - 1 year ago
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what steps are there to follow when considering putting a baby on foster care, im a student #11
Fran - 2 years ago
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What are the requirements to provide an Emergency home care for children? #12
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