The Primary Goal of Foster Care is… to provide a safe, temporary place for children to live until they can be in a permanent placement, whether that may be with birth family, relatives or a pre-adoptive family. Children of any age from birth to eighteen years of age may come into care.
What kind of people are foster parents?
Foster parents are regular people. They may be younger or older; have young children, adult children, or no biological children. They may own their own home or rent. They are single, married, divorced and widowed. They are two income homes, single income homes, students and retirees. All kinds of people are foster parents. They are not “perfect” and they don’t have to have all the answers.
Emergency/Respite Foster Care
A child may be in need of placement for a short period of time. The reasons vary from pending relative home studies, emergency removal by protective services, an existing placement may have had previous plans or just need a break, or current placement disrupts.
- Family Foster Care
A family home where a child in care will live, as part of the family.
- Therapeutic Foster Care
Some children need more specialized care due to medical, emotional or mental health issues. These homes are licensed through private agencies.
Download a Foster Care brochure
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Adult Protective Services
Child Protective Services
8am - 5pm M-F
1512 N Fayetteville St.
Asheboro, NC 27203 map
213 Balfour Drive
Archdale, NC 27263 map
(1St, 3rd, & 4th Tuesday 9am-1pm)