Thinking About Child Foster Care

  1. What is foster care?
  2. Placement Types
  3. Teenagers
  4. Young Children
  5. Learn More

Foster care is temporary, substitute parental care for a child until Washington County is able to reunite the child with their biological family or until permanent plans are made. Children enter foster care through no fault of their own and have experienced traumatic incidents that lead to their placement out-of-home.

Things to Consider before Fostering