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Foster Care

Overview

every day in Florida children are removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment by their parents.

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Rewards of Being a Foster Parent

Many foster parents and families serve many children over several years because they find the experience meaningful and rewarding.

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How Do I Become a Foster Parent?

Caring for children who have been abused or neglected and being a role model for biological parents working to reunify with their children is a significant responsibility and, ultimately, a matter of public trust.

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Support Fostering

You don't have to become a foster parent to support fostering.

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Levels of Foster Care Licensure

This NEW licensure type is designed for relatives and non-relatives who have an existing relationship with the child from whom they are seeking licensure.

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Fostering Definitions

Terms and definitions.

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Resources

Find useful resources.

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Contacts

Contact your local community-based care agency in your county of residence for information on becoming a foster parent in your community.

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