Who are the children in foster care?
Children who are temporarily separated from their families due to abuse or neglect and who enter the foster care system include:
  • School-aged children who need extra help in getting along with others, school work, and feeling good about themselves
  • Infants who have special feeding and medical problems
  • Brothers and sisters who should stay together
  • Children with developmental or physical disabilities
  • Children with emotional problems
  • Children who need families that are sensitive to and respectful of their culture
  • Teenagers who have not experienced positive family life and now need extra patience and commitment

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1. Who are the children in foster care?
2. Where do the children who need foster care come from?
3. How long is "temporary"?
4. What are the rewards of becoming a foster family?