Is Fostering a Good Fit? Things to Consider


There are several things to consider when making the decision to foster a child. You likely have a lot of questions about what foster care is, how you could get started, and where to even begin finding answers. Maybe you’re also thinking about your existing children; how do you involve them in making the decision, and how do you prepare yourself and the rest of the family? Some of the elements discussed in this tip sheet include the purpose of foster care, the types of kids in foster care, time frames, the emotional and behavioral problems that may exist, expectations, and supervision.


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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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