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Foster Care Agency


A foster care agency is one that arranges the placement of children in certified, licensed foster care home. Traditionally, foster care agencies were exclusivley part of each state's children and families services; however, as the numbers of children in the U.S. foster care system have grown and as the need for specialized services for children has increased, private agencies have been established.

A private foster care agency operates in much the same way as the state agency: it oversees licensing and ongoing education for foster parents, additional training required for treatment or therapeutic care, and oversees the placement of children in these foster homes.

The private foster care agency enters into a contract with the state or county and is responsible to them for the placement and care of its clients (children). Most private foster care agencies provide the extra levels of treatment or therapeutic care for children with challenging medical, emotional, or behavioral issues.

For more information about becoming a foster parent, and to locate information about a private foster care agency in your area, contact your state Foster Care Specialist.

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Cerrita - 6 months ago
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I was a foster child who was adopted by my foster mother and I would like to come and speak to foster children about life as a foster child and being adopted, I just want to share my storie with others. If someone would get in touch with me I would greatly appreciate it. xxxx Thank you #1
Carla - 2 months ago
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I am interested in agencies that work with youth who timed out of foster care #2
Guest - 2 months ago
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I was a foster child loved my first foster mom I'm trying to get back in contact with her but I can't find her number :'( #3
Guest - 3 months ago
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I am very interested in finding out how a summer camp can get on the list of activities for foster kids. I am a camp director and would love to offer an exciting and fun time to the children ages 7-12, and 13-17 #4
Michele martinez - 4 months ago
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I would like more information on how to become a foster parent. #5
Virginia McGowan - 7 months ago
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I have license for foster care in ca. Los Angeles county has a hold on me for LA county children can I qualify for an agency? #6
Angelica De La Torre - 7 months ago
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I would like more information on how to become a foster parent. xxxxx Thank you for your time . #7
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