Foster parents provide a temporary home for children whose biological families are currently unable to care for them. They offer a safe, nurturing, and stable home for children as their families receive the support services they need to properly care for them again.
Their responsibility is to ensure that the foster child’s safety and well-being needs are met by providing an appropriate level of supervision and care. They will be a support system for foster children to help them heal from issues surrounding previous separation, trauma, and abuse or neglect.
They must understand that contact and visitation with a child’s biological family members is important and must be willing to work in partnership with a child’s biological family as it is appropriate. They must understand that families are going through a difficult time, and support them towards creating a stable and long-lasting reunification.