What is a foster parent?
Foster care is a system in which a minor has been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver referred to as a "foster parent". The placement of the child is usually arranged through the government or a social-service agency. The institution, group home or foster parent is compensated for expenses.
Complete an application
Be open and honest on application
Establish a nursing relationships
Good cooping skills and a strong support system
Provide physical and emotional care
Must be at least 21 years old
Advantages and disadvantages of option
Advantages: temporary arrangement when you are unable to take care of the child.
Retain legal rights
Foster parents are responsible for meeting the child's needs.
Disadvantages: Emotional pain of separation
Money will be spent
Risks of option
Bring children into your home with emotional issues due to abuse