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Once you’re approved to provide foster care, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) works hard to find the most suitable match between your family and a foster child.
DCF takes into account your family’s strengths and limitations as identified in your pre-licensing home study. The child’s personality, background, and emotional or physical needs also are considered.
The decision to open your heart and home to a foster child ultimately rests with you.
Ask DCF as many questions as you need to, and talk with your family members about the child’s potential placement.
This may not be possible if a child needs immediate placement.
The agreement is breaks down into 3 parts:
After a child has been placed in your home, your family resource worker and the child’s social worker will both visit your home to answer questions, and provide information and support.