Who takes Care of the Children in Foster Care?

Just like each child in foster care is unique so is each foster family. Foster families, including relatives who chose to license as foster parents, must complete an in-depth licensing process which includes:

  • A 30 hour pre-service training course. Families also complete 10 hours of in-service training each year after becoming licensed.
  • Multiple background checks
  • A home study, including assessment of space, health, and characteristics of all family members and safety conditions of the home.
  • Although there is no minimum income, the family must be able to meet their financial obligations.

The list is not all inclusive of foster home licensing requirements. Please contact us to learn more about becoming a foster parent. Call us at 910-798-3566 or email the New Hanover Foster Care.

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1. Who are the Children in DSS custody?
2. Who are the Foster and Adoptive Resource Families in DSS?
3. Does Social Services provide financial assistance to foster families?
4. How do I become a foster parent?
5. Is there a need for foster families in New Hanover County?
6. What happens when a child cannot be placed with a family in New Hanover County?
7. What happens when children cannot return to their birth family?
8. What is Foster Care?
9. Who takes Care of the Children in Foster Care?
10. Will the birth parent know the foster parents?