What are the requirements to be a foster parent in Arkansas?


Prospective foster parents must: Be single or married for at least two years, or divorced for at least a year. Both spouses must attend an orientation. Be at least 21 years of age, financially stable and a responsible mature adult. MORE

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Foster care is the term used for a system in which a minor who has been placed into a ward, group home, or private home of a state-certified caregiver referred to as a "foster parent". The placement of the child is usually arranged through the government or a social-service agency. The institution, group home or foster parent is compensated for expenses.

The state via the family court and child protection agency stand in loco parentis to the minor, making all legal decisions while the foster parent is responsible for the day-to-day care of said minor.

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