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.
See also: care
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According to the Court of Appeal in C (G) v Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton-Wentworth, (88) foster parent rights had been "carefully circumscribed" in order to "prevent the foster parents from potentially acquiring an advantageous position to that of the natural parents." (89) As such, they were limited to the review mechanisms and participatory rights expressly provided for and could not claim custody under another family law statute, the Children's Law Reform Act.
Couples, married or singles who are willing to take care of the child and those who can provide the best foster care are qualified to become foster parents or families, Saycon added.
That's why we need the foster parents to encourage them to stay in school [and] minimize the number of OSY in the city.'
Some of the highlights of this package include funding for additional placement options so children don't have to stay in hotels; training to improve the quality of services provided by staff at DHS; and, quite vitally, funding to help foster parents afford the costs of caring for children.
Besides providing trauma-informed training and other skills for foster parents, DCF links each family with a resource worker who is that family's "go-to'' person.
In 1994, Sailer and Bussanmas, seeing a need, became licensed foster parents. In addition to the more than 60 children they have foster-parented (many who still visit the sisters), they have adopted four children.
Sherry and Doug's journey to become foster parents began with a passion.
During the first 6 weeks of nesting, one parent is constantly at the nest (Osorno, 1996); therefore, we placed chicks directly into nests of foster parents with either the male (foster-parents A) or female (foster-parents B and C) on the nest.
All foster parents in England now have to complete the Children's Workforce Development Council's workbooks scheme, which has been described as being almost as demanding as gaining an NVQ.
The Supportive Foster Parent is designed to point them in the right direction.
It can be daunting to be a foster parent, offering care to a child who is faced with the anxiety of their situation.
As one foster parent in our story described it, fostering a military working puppy is like having an extremely intelligent child--one who's always exploring, testing and finding trouble.