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Emergency 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 ... [more]

Sample Application

Note: This is offered here as a guideline only. It is not an actual application. The Foster Care Agency is required to assess a potential foster home according to state regulations (370... [more]

Saying Goodbye to a Child

OK. You’ve done all the hard stuff. You’ve hung in with your foster child, you have driven him/her to a bazillion therapy appointments, been yelled at screamed at cussed out, tal... [more]

The Benefits of Fostering to Adopt

There are several reasons people choose to adopt from foster care. Compared to domestic newborn adoption and international adoption, the cost is minimal or even free. An average domestic ... [more]

Foster Care Glossary

ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Agency: Foster Family Care Agency, A children and youth social service agency subject to the req... [more]


What to Expect When You're Not Expecting: The Home Study

Many sets of circumstances may have brought you to the point of seeking approval from an agency to adopt or foster a child, maybe even one of your relatives. The first thing the agency is ... [more]

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