foster care

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foster care

The care of individuals who cannot live independently (such as children, homeless families, or frail elderly people) in a group or private home.
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The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children provides up to eight hours of respite baby-sitting a month to foster parents, so they can go to appointments or take a break.
The council offered training and support to carers undertaking the workbooks scheme, and 430 foster parents now have the qualification.
But her husband eventually relented, and the couple began the process of becoming foster parents with a call to state officials.
Another problem faced by NGOs working in adoption is that aspiring foster parents prefer to care for a younger child rather than a teenager who has grown up in an institution.
Foster parents' participation in local, state, and national foster parent associations provides grassroots advocacy for children as well as opportunities for information and training (Pasztor & McFadden, 2006).
The time between placing the orphaned chick in the nest of foster parents and onset of recognition behavior toward the chick was 3 min for chick X, 15 min for chick Y, and <1 min for chick Z.
This high percentage may be testament to the shortage of foster parent applications and the acceptance of marginal homes, or perhaps to flaws in the selection and training process.
Over the years Sherry and Doug have been foster parents to about 15 children, some long-term and others short-term.
understand that while the burden of proof is technically on the foster care agency that executed the removal, in reality, the kinship foster parent must provide strong evidence of his or her exceptional care of the subject child in order to prevail
Many foster parents reported they had also experienced kinship care in the past and believe they should carry on this practice.
2) Born four weeks premature, Matthew was less than three days old when Vanessa Moore, now a 45-year-old single mother, became his foster parent through the safe surrender law.