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Foster Parenting

Be There for Louisiana's Children and Families with the link www.bethere.la.gov

Interested in becoming a Foster Caregiver?

We need you!

Visit our Foster Care Navigator to learn more about how you can BE THERE for Louisiana's children and families by becoming a foster caregiver or supporting the fostering community.


Foster parents play a special role in the life of a child who, because of abuse, neglect or sexual victimization, has had to leave their family.


 

Foster Care is a protective service provided to children in custody of the Department of Children and Family Services. It provides substitute, temporary care (e.g., foster family home, residential care facility, etc.) for a planned period of time when a child must be separated from his or her own parents or relatives.

About Being a Foster Parent

 

Certification Information

 

Foster Parent Resources

 
Court Process and Legal Rights Guide For Foster Caregivers artwork
Court Process and Legal Rights Guide For Foster Caregivers
 

This guide is to be used to learn more about Child in Need of Care (“CINC”) cases.

It is for foster parents, relatives, fictive kin (individuals connected to a child or family through bonds of affection, concern, obligation, and/or responsibility), and pre-adoptive parents with whom a child is living on a provisional (i.e., short-term) basis while a CINC case is being resolved.

 
Foster Caregiver Progress Form
 

The Foster Caregiver Progress Form below gives foster caregivers the opportunity to provide valuable information about how the child in their care is doing and exercise their legal right to be heard in court.


 
Foster Care Infographic
 

The Foster Care Infographic below provides valuable statistics and information about foster care and foster caregiving.


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