What do you know about foster care? And how do you know what you know? Sometimes we carry preconceived notions that are not as accurate as we first thought.

What do you know about foster care? And how do you know what you know? Sometimes we carry preconceived notions that are not as accurate as we first thought.

Foster care is complex. The youth being served have diverse needs. No two foster families are exactly the same. There are a variety of guidelines and structures you may have never heard of before. Some exist to provide safety for hurting kids. Others are a reminder that there’s room for improvement in the foster care system.

Take a look at these 20 foster care facts that most people don’t know.

What surprised you about foster care? What didn’t? Did the list spark more questions?

We’d love to be a resource for you as you consider becoming a foster parent. Connect with Heather today at 330.462.1118 or huebnerh@ccho.org.

We also invite you to join us for our next foster care info session on Monday, May 17, 6:30-8:30pm, at the YMCA in Ashland.