A temporary arrangement whereby persons other than the birth parents care for a child for a period of time. This can be informal or arranged through the courts or a social service agency.
Temporary care for a child who is separated from his or her parents of relatives because the parents or relatives are unable to give supervision and physical and/or emotional care; the child is in an abusive situation (physically, emotionally, or sexually); there are severe parent and child conflicts; the parent or child is unable to control behavior; or the family has a temporary crisis.
24-hour care for children in substitution for, and away from, their parents or guardian. Such placement is made by or with an agreement of the State as a result of a voluntary agreement by the parent or guardian that the child will be removed from the home, or pursuant to a judicial determination of the necessity for foster care and involves agreement between the State and foster family to take the child. Although foster care may be with relatives of the child, State action is involved in the removal of the child from parental custody.
Temporary placement of children with families other than relatives for their own well being as determined by the Department of Social Services because of abuse, neglect, or threat of harm.
In the context of court proceedings relating to a dependent child, the term "foster care" refers to care provided for a child in a foster family or boarding home, group home, agency boarding home, child care institution, or any combination thereof.
When children who are unable to live in their own homes are placed in the care of another by order of the court.
Providing parental care and nurture to children not related through legal or blood ties: foster parents; foster grandparents; a foster home
See adult foster care, family rest residential, or board and care.
Care provided a child who has been removed from his/her home by court order or voluntarily by a parent.
Substitute care provided to children by agency-approved foster parents, where a child is unable to maintain in his or her home.
Type of living arrangement by which clients are placed with selected families.
A foster family home is a private residence (apartment or house) that has been licensed to serve as a temporary setting for children who are dependants of the courts. It provides a supportive and stable environment for children who cannot live with their biological parents while family problems are being resolved. There are many different types of foster care including short-term, long-term, therapeutic, and respite.
supervised care for delinquent or neglected children usually in an institution or substitute home
Twenty-four-hour substitute care for children placed away from their parents or guardians and for whom the State Agency has placement and care responsibility. This includes family foster homes, foster homes of relatives, group homes, emergency shelters, residential facilities, child care institutions, and pre-adoptive homes. The NCANDS category applies regardless of whether the facility is licensed and whether payments are made by the State or local agency for the care of the child, or whether there is Federal matching of any payments made. Foster care may be provided by those related or not related to the child. All children in care for more than 24 hours are counted.
A residential alternative to long term care. As a Medicaid Waiver program, it is available to Medicaid eligible individuals in need of ICF or SNF level of care. Individual families are recruited and trained to provide long term care in private homes. Case management is an integral component, providing monitoring, oversight, supervision, and training to foster caregivers.
Temporary care funded via Federal-State pass-through and arranged by a child welfare agency in order to allow receipt of adequate food, clothing, shelter, education, and medical treatment for anyone raising a child that is not their own.
temporary care paid for by the government when the youth has to be removed from hi/her family.
Temporary residential care provided to a minor child placed pursuant to a neglect or dependency hearing; can include care by a non-biological foster family, group care, residential care, or institutional care.
Mainly court-ordered residential care for children outside their own homes with families who take up to 4 children; homes are licensed by county social services departments, licensed private child-placing agencies, or by DHFS. Regulated under chs. HSS 56 and HFS 38 rules.
Care provided to youth when they are removed from their biological family’s custody and are placed in state custody. Foster care includes placement with relatives, foster families, group homes, shelters and other placements for children under the age of 21.
Substitute care for children placed away from their parents or guardians. AAAA bridge foster parents provide for the physical and emotional needs of the child through a long-term bond.
temporary care of children by substitute parents. Foster care is supervised by governmental or charitable agencies. It is used to protect children from unhealthy or unsafe home situations or to provide care when natural parents are unavailable. Foster care is different from adoptive care, where children become permanent members of a family.
An arrangement for care of a child in which legal authority vests in a bureaucrat who may see the child for one hour a month or less, while the day-to-day care is provided by a paid contractor with no legal authority over the child.
temporary placement of a child.
Temporary, substitute care service for a planned period of time for children whose own families are unable to care for them. Foster care must be viewed as an interim placement process to provide care for a child until he is reunited with his family or is provided with another type of living situation.
substitute parental care for a short, extended or permanent period of time for a child whose biological parents cannot provide proper care.
The temporary care of a child by a person other than their own parent, which is funded by Federal and/or State and arranged by the child welfare agency. This care includes appropriate food, clothing, shelter, medical treatment, and education for the child.
The formal care and protection of non-relative children.
A form of substitute care for children whose welfare requires removal from their homes.usually when parents have abused or neglected their children.
Court-ordered care provided to children who are unable to live in their own homes, usually because their parents have abused or neglected them. Foster parents have a legal responsibility to care for their foster children, but do not have all the rights of a biological parent--for example, they may have limited rights to discipline the children, to raise them according to a certain religion or to authorize non-emergency medical procedures for them. The foster parents do not become the child's legal parents unless the biological parents' rights are terminated by a court and the foster parents adopt the child. This is not typically encouraged, as the goal of foster care is to provide temporary support for the children until they can be returned to their parents. See also foster child.
A Federal-State program which provides financial support to a person, family, or institution that is raising a child or children that are not their own.
Foster care is a system by which adults care for minor children or young people who are not able to live with their parents. Responsibility for the young person will be assumed by the relevant authority and a placement with another family found. The foster placement will be monitored until the biological family can provide appropriate care or the biological parental rights are terminated and the child is adopted.