What is Respite Care?

 

What is respite care for foster parents?

In this video Rita Soronen of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption discusses what respite care is and how it is beneficial to foster parents.

Respite care is often available to families that are fostering and it provides and opportunity for the families to have a safe and structured place for their foster child to be when they may have a family emergency, when they need to go out of town, and when state rules apply that don't allow them to take that foster child with them. Respite care provides trained and well qualified parents that are often available for a break from fostering.

 

Posted by Rita Soronen

For more than 30 years, Rita Soronen has worked on behalf of abused, neglected and vulnerable children, providing leadership for local, state and national efforts working to improve the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, while striving to assure safe and permanent homes for North America’s children.


Website: https://www.davethomasfoundation.org/


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