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  • What do foster children need to live in foster care?

  • All children need ample space to live, eat, study, and play. The foster child or children will need a bedroom that will allow privacy, and if shared, they must have at least 50 sq. ft. of floor room. They must have their own bed with a mattress, pillows, pillowcases, sheets, and blankets (all of these items must be in excellent condition).

  • Do foster parents keep in contact with the children they foster?

  • And even when children are able to return to their home or are adopted by another family, foster families often maintain contact with the children. Like any parents, foster parents will undoubtedly encounter situations and challenges that they do not feel equipped to handle.

  • How old do you have to be to foster a child?

  • You must be 21 years of age or older to become a foster parent. When you have a foster child, all they come with is what they have in their bag. Children need essential things such as the following:

  • Where can I find support as a foster parent?

  • Foster parents often also have access to respite care programs and find support through local organizations, such as churches, and online support groups. Read more about support available to foster parents.

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