Once you become a licensed foster parent, you will be able to provide temporary care for children who have been removed from their families because of emotional, sexual or physical abuse. Some children are in our care due to situations involving neglect or cases where the parent isn't able to care for their child as they should. Foster parents provide day-to-day care and guidance to these children until they are able to be reunited with his or her birth family, or they are adopted.
If a child is unable to be reunited with their biological family or become adopted, they sometimes will stay in foster care until they are fully emancipated. The caseworkers employed at Kids Count Too work directly with the foster families to meet and best identify the needs of the child or children in their homes. When you are a foster parent, you become the temporary family for the child or children under your care, which includes providing daily necessities such as food, shelter and clothing. All of this should be given with guidance, love, stability and discipline. You must also tend to any medical needs or counseling, if necessary and/or required by the custodial/county agency.