What is my role as a Foster Parent?
As a foster parent, you are part of a team made up of the Foster Parent Specialist, the child’s DCFS caseworker, the child’s birth family and sometimes other support services. It is the goal of this team to return the child to their family whenever possible.

Of course, it is also your responsibility to provide the child a safe home, adequate meals, clothing and a warm, nurturing family environment that recognizes the child’s individual needs and ethnic/cultural heritage.

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1. Who can become a Foster Parent?
2. How do I become a Foster Parent?
3. What is my role as a Foster Parent?
4. How can I afford to become a Foster Parent?
5. Do I have a say in which children are placed with me?
6. How long will a child stay with me?