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Children: Foster Care

What Are the Advantages And Disadvantages of Foster Care?

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Temporary Arrangement: Foster care can be arranged for temporary placement of your children for periods when you are in the hospital or not well enough to care for your children.



Legal Right: You retain all legal rights to your children.


The family you choose for temporary placement might not be able to adopt your children and provide a permanent home when it becomes necessary. However, if you look for an agency that offers "Early Permanency Planning," this problem might be avoided.


Support: The foster care parents, assisted by state or privately provided income, are responsible for meeting your child's material needs.


Depending on the size of the foster care home, your child's emotional needs might not be met as well as they would in an adoptive family.

Transitional: A foster care arrangement can be used to help a friend or relative become a parent to your child. Agencies can help parents you have in mind become a parent.


Unless the foster care placement is permanent, you might not know who (if anyone) will ultimately become the adoptive parent of your children.

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