Types of foster care services

Sometimes it becomes necessary to give your child to foster care due to many factors. This day and age is full of challenges for parents and it is become difficult to meet ends meet along with a child so it becomes important to think of an alternative for your children care. There are six different types of foster care service for children. 

Relative care/kinship: 

The first and safest option that comes to mind when it comes to child care is your closest relatives, they are the best guardians for your child after you and they can ensure a safe and caring environment for children. A large population in U.S around 2.7 million are raising their grandchildren due to commitments of their parents. 

Informal care: 

In this type of foster care the child remain under parent’s welfare but guard the children for some time when the parents are away or have been working overseas. Sometimes a parent may get ill and is not able to take care of a child so a relative may help them for some time but the custody of the child remains with the parent. 

Voluntary foster care:  

In this type of foster care service welfare of a child is involved. In this case the welfare workers of the child or relatives file a report against parents for an abuse or neglect of a child, if further investigation proves the claim then a temporary custody would be given to relatives of the child but still all financial support will be given by the parents themselves until their internal issues and conflicts gets resolved and proper surety is given that the child will not get neglected and their health will not be compromised in any case. 

Formal kinship: 

This foster care is through a legal procession by a judge. When a child is declared to be in custody of the welfare agency it may be due to any domestic issue the parents are bound to provide for their children and the legal decisions for the child would be taken care under the partnership with his/her parents. 

Non-related kin (NRKIN): 

There isn’t even 1 % doubt that it can be a really traumatic experience to ask a child to leave his/her home or removing a child against his/her will be due to any reason. For a little child separation is a very hard experience which can leave a child in a trauma for life. To ease a child providing him with familiar care takers or a loving family will help him heal faster it doesn’t matter the care givers are related to him or not. There are so many homes who are struggling to have children and love to adopt a child to give him a loving home and a good future. Through a legal process and thorough investigation of the family giving that child to a needy family will come under the category of non-related kin. 

Traditional foster care: 

There is a training session for those people who want to become parents of a child and need to learn how to provide proper care to a child. Those who complete the training along with fulfilling all the requirements to become a foster care provider they may choose any child up for adoption may be of any age for a certain period of time.   

Specialized, therapeutic, or medical foster care: 

There are many foster care or disability home care in Wollongong cases in which they are exposed to mental or physical abuse which can lead to traumatic and scary childhood these children are then sent for therapy sessions and are kept under medical supervision to get out of that abusive life and live as independent citizens. 

Emergency foster care: 

Children welfare organizations are running 24/7 and any child may enter a state custody at any time if the parent or parents are exposed to any accident or if they pass away and there is no one else to take care of that child at that point of time. It may be a short term foster care or a long term depending on the situation and relatives of the child. 

As mentioned above there are so many types of foster care for children of any age group and there are lots of welfare organizations who promise to provide maximum care and support to the child who may need any type of care and facility that is not available to him or her with their parents