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Foster Care

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​​​Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for children who need a safe place to live when their parents or another relative cannot take care of them. Many children are in foster care because of a history of abuse or neglect. 

Learn more about foster care.​


How to Become a Foster Parent

​You can make a difference by stepping up when children need help the most. By becoming a foster parent, you can give children a safe place to stay while their families get the help they need.

Other Foster Care Programs

The Independent Living Program (ILP) is designed to assist youths, who are or were in foster care, to become independent adults.

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) a Federal Statute governing the placement of Indian Children who are in any out of home placement.​

Foster Parent & Relative Caregiver Resources

​​If you are currently a foster parent or relative caregiver, find information about certification, training, payments & rates and more resources on the Foster Parents and Relative Caregivers website.​