The purpose of Foster Care is to provide temporary, safe living arrangements for children that have experienced (or are at significant risk of experiencing) abuse or neglect. Children who enter Foster Care are removed from their home by Child Protective Services due to parent or caregiver’s inability to protect their children. Their placement into Foster Care is adjudicated by Family Court. Children may also enter Foster Care when their parents are experiencing serious medical, mental health, or financial hardships and are unable to appropriately care for their children due to these circumstances. In these situations, parents voluntarily choose to sign a placement agreement to allow their children to enter Foster Care. Children may also enter Foster Care as a Person in Need of Supervision (PINS) or a Juvenile Delinquent (JD). Each child who enters Foster Care is required to have a permanency plan stating how the child will be discharged from care. Discharge to parents, relatives, adoption, or independent living are examples of permanency plans.
For more information please contact Chris Cittadino, Home Finder at 518-884-4157