Why are children in Foster Care?

Children come into care through involvement with Child Protective Services due to allegations of abuse, neglect and/or dependency. Children may also come into care through court orders and involvement of the Office of Juvenile Justice.

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1. Why are children in Foster Care?
2. What is the goal of Foster Care?
3. What happens when a child cannot be reunified with their parents?
4. Who can become a foster parent?
5. How do I get started?
6. What are the types of foster care?