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Foster Homes: A Short-Term Placement for Children

There are a few details which need to be clear when it comes to the foster care system, especially in North Carolina.

Foster care has always been about providing temporary care and living quarters for children who may have been victims of abuse or neglect, or children who may have lost the people they depend on early in life.

Should the Department of Social Services have to step in to assess the safety and well-being of a child, a social worker will be assigned to the boy or girl. If the social worker determines that a living situation is unsuitable for the child, he or she will then continue to monitor the child through the foster system in order to ensure that the new living situation is an improvement.

North Carolina laws mandate that potential foster care parents undergo 30 hours of foster care training before they obtain a license that can qualify them to have children under their care. While foster homes are a valuable source of security and protection, the ultimate goal is to find parents who will adopt foster children.

If you are looking to adopt in Raleigh or anywhere in the state of North Carolina, our attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC can help you with the legal process. Call our offices today at 919-833-1040 to learn how we can help.

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