Arlington County Foster Care Information Meeting
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About the Event
Foster care is a temporary living arrangement providing care and parenting for children who can no longer live in their homes because of abuse, neglect or other severe family problems. Social workers help families resolve problems so that their children can return home without further incidence of abuse or neglect.
- Children may need foster families for a few days, months or years.
- We are in special need of foster families for African American, Hispanic and children of other cultural backgrounds.
- We also need families for teenagers, sibling groups and children with special needs.
The goal of foster care is to strengthen families. During placement, social workers, foster parents and birth parents work together to facilitate the child’s returning home. When returning home is not possible, an alternative plan is made.