Child Welfare League of America 513,000 children were in the U.S. foster care system on September 30, 2005. Most children are placed temporarily in foster care due to parental abuse or neglect.
DePelchin Children's Center :: Foster Care FAQ What are the requirements of a foster parent? Answer: Foster parents must be at least 21 years of age, have income to financially support themselves and be in good physical and mental health.
Foster Child, Adoption Blog Provides information on foster care including adult, respite, and kinship along with resources, struggles that foster parents will face.
National Foster Care Month All children deserve a safe, happy life — including the 496,000 American children and youth in foster care. Young people in foster care especially need nurturing adults on their side because their own families are in crisis and unable to care for them.
Specialized Foster Care FAQ Specialized" indicates these children have emotional and behavioral problems serious enough to interfere with their success in traditional foster care settings. Specialized foster parents must appreciate and understand that foster children require specialized and intensive parenting.