What is foster care? Foster care is a system by which a certified, stand-in "parent(s)" cares for minor children or young people who have been removed from their birth parents or other custodial adults by state authority. Read more here...

What are your rights while in foster care? The rights for youth in foster care may be different in each state. FosterClub put together the following list of rights based on rights for youth in foster care across the country. Read more here...

How does someone become a foster parent? When parents are unable, unwilling or unfit to care for a child, the a new home must be found for the child. Read more here...

Foster care statistics About 400,000 American children are in foster care, taken away when their families are in crisis and can’t take care of them. But there aren’t enough foster families to take them in Read more here...

What are some of the challenges unique to young people in foster care? Listed below are just some of the issues young people living in foster care face. Some of these facts may surprise you. Some may disturb you. But they represent facts of life for half a million young people in foster care. Read more here...

What are Independent Living Programs? Each state has an Independent Living Program (sometimes called an ILP). It's just for current and former foster youth aged 14-21, and it gives you access to lots of support and services Read more here...

History of Foster Care Adoption History Project University of Oregon's includes a history of foster care.

Questions about foster care? Check out FosterClub's questions + answers section

Questions about Educational Needs of Youth in Care? These FAQ's where developed by the New York State Office and Family and Children's Services check it out...

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