What foster/adoptive parents do:

� Provide basic necessities

� Encourage positive relationships

� Protect the child

� Discipline in a positive way

� Help the child to grow

� Work as part of a team

� Help support and prepare the child for their future
Children who are in Foster Care are children separated from their parents because of:

� Physical or sexual abuse

� Neglect or abandonment

� Physical or mental illness of a parent

� Death of parents

� Child’s emotional or behavioral problems

� Children from all backgrounds

� Children with specific needs