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Role of Foster Parents

Foster parents embrace children, value their family connections, and provide a home free of abuse and neglect until they can return home, be adopted or live independently. They must be willing to care for a child, whether he/she is in the home for one day or for a year.

Foster parents are not guardians, nor do they have legal custody of a child in their care, but they are an important part of the decision-making process regarding a child's safety, well being and permanency.

To become a foster parent, you must:

Foster parents work as a part of the county team in the following ways:

Meeting day-to-day needs:

Working with the child's family: