Family and Kinship Foster Care
Provides programs that identify and enlist adults over the age of 21, including family members, who are willing to provide foster care for dependent children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect or abandonment and need an alternative family living arrangement, or for children or adults with developmental disabilities, sensory impairments, physical disabilities, emotional problems or multiple disabilities who are unable to live with their birth families or in an independent setting. Services include case management, clinicians, family support workers, and licensed nurses for medical supervision.
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Each foster parent must be over the age of 21; complete an orientation and training; provide a written report from a physician on the health of a family, including a complete physical examination of the applicant, must be filed with the agency