Foster Care is a temporary living arrangement for abused, neglected, and dependent children who need a safe place to live when their parents or another relative cannot take care of them. Often their families face issues such as illness, alcohol and drug addiction, or homelessness. Length of stay in foster care varies from a few days too much longer.
WHO ARE OUR CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE?
- Children who have love to share, special talents, different likes and dislikes.
- Children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned.
- Children who may have emotional or behavioral problems.
- Children who are African-American, Asian, Bi-racial, Caucasian, Hispanic, or Native-American.
- Children who may have physical and/or mental disabilities.
- Children who may have special medical needs.
- Children who need a safe place to call home.
It is the policy of Department of Health and Human Services to provide services, care, benefits, and assistance to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, or political belief.