What are the responsibilities of the foster parent?
  • Provide a loving, safe, and healthy family for the child
  • Accept that the child may have different ideas, beliefs, and ways
  • Flexible and understanding
  • Work with schools, doctors, therapists and others to meet the child's needs
  • Help the child grow and mature
  • Willingness to work as a team with the family services specialist, birth parent, and the child
  • Help the child to maintain attachment to his family by assisting with visits
  • Prepare the child to return home, or if they cannot go home, to be adopted or to live independently
  • Participation in family partnership meetings

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1. How does a child become involved in the Foster Care System?
2. Which children are in most need of placement?
3. Can I bring my child to Chesapeake Social Services and place my child in foster care?
4. What are the basic requirements to be a foster parent?
5. What are the responsibilities of the foster parent?
6. What support is there for foster/resource parents?
7. What is required for the home study?
8. How do I become a Chesapeake Connections specialized foster parent?
9. Who pays for the child in the home?
10. Who do I contact for more information?