- Types of Foster Care -
Foster care services in WPHS come in several forms to address the
specific needs of children and the foster parents who care for them.
Family Foster Care
Treated as family members, these children and teens receive full-time, short- or long-term care.
Kinship Foster Care
Relatives, family friends, and those with a significant relationship may be licensed to provide care.
Respite care provides a break for birth parents or foster parents from caring for children
on a scheduled basis.
Concurrent Foster Care / Pre-Adoption Foster Care
Foster parents assist and support reunification with the child’s birth family while committing to provide a permanent home for the child if the child cannot return to the parents or other appropriate family.