What is foster care?
Foster care is the placement of a child into the legal custody or legal authority of a county department of human / social services for physical placement of a child in a certified or licensed facility.

The objectives of foster care are to:
  • Protect the child and provide sufficient care for the child on a temporary basis in a nurturing, stimulating environment

  • Help the child cope with the separation from the family

  • Provide a safe environment while developing and implementing a permanent plan for the child's future

Family foster care can offer care to children with a range of problems, depending on the experience, expertise, and resources of the foster family. Foster parents work together with the child's biological parents with a variety of professionals including social workers, juvenile court officers and judges, family counselors in private and public agencies and a variety of medical personnel, as needed by the child.

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1. What is foster care?
2. Who are foster parents?
3. Who can be a foster parent?
4. What do foster parents do?
5. Which children need homes the most?
6. I work outside my home; can I still be a foster parent?
7. How can I learn more about becoming a foster parent?
8. How can I support the Broomfield Health and Human Services foster care program?