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FAQ's: Foster/Resource Parenting
Who do I contact for more information about foster/resource parenting at Chesapeake Human Services?
If you are interested in regular maintenance foster care, please contact the Foster Care Home Finding unit at 757-382-2246 or 757-382-2258.
Which children are in most need of placement?
Foster/resource parents that are willing to accept sibling groups and teenagers are in the highest need. There is also a need for homes in which there is a parent who does not work outside the home so he/she can provide for a child with special needs or a newborn infant that is not able to go to child care.
What is required for the home study?
The home study includes the following:
- Home visits to your home
- Three references per adult applicant
- Federal, state, and local criminal checks
- Child abuse and neglect checks
- DMV (Division of Motor Vehicles) checks
- TB tests or TB assessments on all household members
- A physical on all adult caretakers within the last 12 months
- Financial paperwork
- Fire escape plan and disaster plan
- Proof of marriages and all divorces
- Animal shot records and license
- Other information Information Required to Become a Foster Resource Parent
Who will pay for the child in my home?
The agency will provide a monthly payment for room and board, clothing, personal care, recreation, other expenses, and allowance based on the age of the child. A yearly clothing voucher will be supplied based on the age of the child. In some situations, an additional monthly monetary payment for supervision, support, and additional services for a child with an emotional, behavioral, or medical/personal need may be provided. Medicaid is provided to cover medical, dental, and mental health costs.