Foster children have to deal with certain issues that are unique to them. As a foster parent, you can help your foster children better by understanding these issues and complications in advance. Virtually all foster children have to deal with the issue of coming out of foster care. Some foster children may have to deal with medical issues that can affect their life. By thinking of these issues in advance, as a foster parent you can help the children deal with these issues in a positive manner. Please click on the links to know more:
- Aging Out of Foster Care : Learn about the challenges facing former foster children and the government’s efforts to assist recently emancipated young adults.
- Types of Foster Care : Learn about the key differences between the two forms of care, the role each plays, and the recent expansion of kinship care.
- Medical Issues and Children with Disabilities : In this section, you’ll find information on why foster children suffer high rates of physical or psychological problems, the medical treatment they receive, and more.
- Funding and Federal Programs : This section offers information on the sources of foster care funding and the relationship between federal and state governments.