Foster Care What Is

For some children the living conditions at home can become so harsh that they need to be removed for a time to ensure their health and safety. Foster Care is a temporary living arrangement made for these children whose birth parents are unable to care for them for a number of reasons. These temporary living arrangements vary from group homes to institutions. Most commonly seen however, is the foster home, in which qualified and willing adults provide for the care of one or more children with county support. These willing adults are known as foster parents and they are intended to temporarily provide a safe, stable, and supportive living environment for their foster child. Ultimately the goal is to healthfully reunify the child back to their biological family, if the conditions permit.