Types of Foster Care

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Adult Care

Adult Foster Care is a licensed family setting for adults who are unable to live alone due to physical, emotional, or developmental impairments. The home provides 24 hour care for no more t... [more]

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]

Long-Term Care

Sometimes a child will come into foster care on what is expected to be a short-term fostering placement, but events make it impossible for the child to return home. Sometimes a family decide... [more]

Pre-Adoption Care

Also known as "transitional foster care" and "cradle care," this kind of placement is generally for infants. The babies may need adoption but for some reason there is no ... [more]

Respite Care

Respite care is the short-term care of a very dependent or difficult child which enables the parents - birth, foster or adoptive - to take a break. Some children's needs require round-the-cl... [more]

Short-Term Care

This kind of foster care is intended to provide short-term care to children whose parents may be experiencing special or emergency needs of their own. This kind of care may be given when par... [more]

Therapeutic Care

Children sometimes come into foster care who are medically fragile, or have been severely emotionally damaged by their previous families. There will often be no plan to reunite them with the... [more]

Traditional Care

This kind of fostering is usually for children who have had to be taken from their parents because of neglect or abuse, but it is thought that there is hope that the parents' behavior can ... [more]


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michelle - 1 year ago
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we r a couple with a special needs son n are lookin to foster a son for a playmate for my son n to love as own #1
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