Foster Parent

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.

Procedures/steps involved.

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

Cost

Ranges from 1,000- 10,000 dollars.

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