Foster care is a temporary living situation for children and teens whose parents can’t take care of them and whose need for care has come to the attention of a child welfare agency. The length of time a child or teen spends in foster care varies depending on the family’s circumstances and the services available to help children and teens return safely home.
Every year, teens exit the foster care system without a permanent family or the experiences needed to easily navigate adulthood. Your choice to become a foster parent will be the most rewarding and sometimes challenging decision you make to improve the lives of our children and teens. As a foster parent, you will use your life experiences to help a child or teen experience a safe and stable family setting, develop community connections and transition to a permanent family placement.