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Foster Parent Resources

Support Services Available to Foster Families

Support services are important for the foster family in order to ensure a successful placement.

Support services include:

  • Frequent meetings with the case worker
  • Monthly financial assistance paid to the foster parent to help cover the cost of the child’s food, clothing and personal allowance
  • All necessary medical care paid by the state
  • An individualized plan for the foster child every six months
  • Training and support groups for the foster family
  • Services to help the foster child adjust to new surroundings
  • Respite care to give foster parents some time off from their foster care responsibilities (specialized foster care)
  • Comprehensive mental health services for the child
  • Educational Advocacy

For additional foster parent resources, select from the following:


Children’s Home + Aid recognizes, respects, promotes and celebrates the value of cultural diversity and will ensure that each client’s ethnic or cultural customs, practices, and beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, and/or community differences will be respected by agency staff.

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