An informational meeting for those interested in providing foster care in Washington County will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 1, through a Webex presentation.
For those who decide to become licensed to provide foster care, the licensing process begins at no cost to them. Several foster care options are offered:
- for children needing a temporary place to live; placements vary in length.
- for teenagers.
- respite program, giving a family a needed break by caring for children and teenagers with or without disabilities for a few days or a weekend.
In addition to meeting state licensing requirements, foster families should be able to provide a stable family atmosphere in adequate housing, and love and support for the children or adults in their care.
Before families can be licensed, they must undergo a thorough screening process, which includes an extensive background check.