Is Fostering a Good Fit? Things to Consider


There are several things to consider when making the decision to foster a child. Fostering comes with many challenges, but is also very rewarding. Involving your children in the decision making process and having an open dialogue about the different elements of foster care is important. Some of the elements discussed in this tip sheet include:

  • The purpose of foster care
  • The types of kids in foster care
  • Time frames
  • The emotional and behavior problems that may exist
  • Expectations
  • Supervision


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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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