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Parenting a foster care child can be a very rewarding and potentially challenging experience. If you're considering fostering a child, here is what you need to know.
Before embarking on the steps it takes to foster a child, find out if you and your family are prepared for the addition.
Once you've decided that you and your family are ready to take on a foster child, there are several standards you'll need to meet. Read our checklist of foster-care parent requirements.
Want to learn more about caring for foster children? Here are online resources that have been carefully evaluated for Parents.com by a team of academic professionals from Tufts University in Medford, Mass.