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* This information on foster care was rated highly by the Child & Family WebGuide.


Family foster care should be a planned, goal-directed service in which the temporary protection and nurturing of children take place in the homes of agency-approved foster families.

Family foster care is an essential child welfare service for children and their parents who must live apart from each other for a temporary period because of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or special circumstances necessitating out-of-home care.

Children in family foster care may live with unrelated foster parents, with relatives, or with families who plan to adopt them.

Although many children in family foster care are eventually adopted by their foster parents, most return to their birthfamilies.



ACF Instruction for Criminal Records Checks

Improving Educational Outcomes for Youth
    in Care

    A summary of an education symposium conducted in
    2002 to discuss the challenges and education barriers
    experienced by children and youth in child welfare.
    The summary includes views from the field and some
    promising practices.

Extended Foster Care Chart

Fostering Healthy Connections

May is National Foster Care Month

CWLA Standards for Transition, Independent
    Living, and Self-Sufficiency Services

CWLA Standards of Excellence for Family Foster
    Care Services

CWLA Standards of Excellence for Health Care
    Services for Children in Out-of-Home Care

Educational Supports for Youth in Out-of-Home

Report of the Pew Commission on Children in
    Foster Care

    Fostering our Future: Safety, Permanence, and
    Well-Being for Children in Foster Care

Children Missing from Care
     Read the issue brief.
     Read the proceedings of the expert panel.

Treatment Foster Care: An Annotated

Foster Care Advisory Committee


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