Respite care is the short-term care of a foster child. This type of foster situation is key to keeping families energized, empowering them to provide stability and permanency to the children in their care.
Respite care also provides children the opportunity to build relationships with other children in similar settings, increasing their emotional development and general well-being.
In-Home Respite Care
Providing respite care in a foster family’s home is an ideal option for family and friends to be able to support a caregiver without having to be a fully licensed caregiver.
Downloadable In-Home Respite Provider Forms
Licensed Respite Care
Providing respite care in your own home can be a very rewarding experience, often leading to close relationships between families over time. This kind of foster care is ideal for foster parents who prefer very short-term placements.
You will need to be foster care licensed. For more information on this process, Click Here.