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What to Expect

Take our questionnaire about becoming a foster care provider.

Rewards

You can expect many personal rewards such as:

  • Protecting children from harm.
  • Making a difference in a child's life.
  • Helping children feel good about themselves.
  • Learning and using new skills.

Length of Stay
A child may live with you for a few days or for several months. The amount of time a child will stay in your home depends on the situation. Children's Administration makes every effort to reunite parents and children. Many foster parents grow close to the children in their care. It can be difficult when they leave. If a foster child becomes legally free and does not have relatives who can adopt them, foster parents can - and many do - adopt children that come into their lives through the foster care system.


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