Family Foster Care Liscensing

Purpose
Foster care for children is provided by obtaining legal authority to place a child through court action or by obtaining consent. Services are provided to children in foster care and their families according to a case placement plan which complies with state standards.

Licensing & Adoption Homestudy
Clay County Social Services licenses, monitors, and supports foster homes to be used by Clay County children in need of placement. Foster parents provide for the child’s educational, health, cultural, and social needs.

Foster parents bring children to doctor appointments, participate in the child’s education, and attend cultural events in the community. Most often foster care is temporary and children are reunited with their parents.