A temporary living arrangement providing parenting for children who cannot stay in their homes because of abuse, neglect or other family problems. These children need foster families for a few days, months or years.
The goal of foster care is to strengthen families. During placement, social workers, foster parents and birth parents work together to facilitate the child’s returning home. When returning home is not possible, an alternative plan is made.
*Arlington County is in special need of foster families for African American, Hispanic and children of other cultural backgrounds. We also need families for teenagers, children with emotional or physical handicaps and sibling groups.
An outcome for children unable to return to birth or extended families.
Arlington County provides a dual certification program. All individuals/couples who successfully complete the class and home study process will be certified to foster and adopt.
The certification process also includes a 30-hour training program and a home assessment. Foster parents are given a monthly payment to meet the basic costs of caring for a foster child. Expenses for medical care, child care, therapy, and other special needs are also covered. Speakers are available to give presentations about foster care to your church or community group.
Our next scheduled foster parent info session is on:
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10 AM - 12 PM
For more information, please contact our office at:
Phone: (703) 228-1550
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