What about the birth family?
Foster parents must be willing to co-parent with the birth parents, and to work in partnership with service providers and with the agency. When children come into care, the goal is to reunite them with their birth parents as soon as possible. The children must visit and have regular contact with their parents. The type of contact and the frequency will be determined by many factors. Foster parents are an integral part of this process.

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1. Why become a foster parent?
2. Why do children come into foster care?
3. How long is the foster care certification process?
4. What if I have an arrest record?
5. How quickly will you place a child in my home?
6. How long do children stay in care?
7. What about the birth family?
8. How can I afford to care for a foster child?