Foster care

Minors placed into a ward, group home or the private home of a state-certified caregiver are in foster care, and this is usually arranged through the government or a social-service agency. The state makes legal decisions while the foster parent is responsible for the day-to-day care of the minor. Most children who need foster care are instead being cared for by grandparents or other relatives and this is called kinship care.

Here on LawServer you’ll find relevant state laws about foster care, and related legal Questions & Answers.