What support is there for foster/resource parents?
  • Training classes prior to becoming a foster/resource parent
  • Monthly foster parent support and education group with simultaneous group for foster youth ages 10 and older
  • Ongoing training classes on issues that are of concern or interest
  • Family services specialist support and guidance
  • Monthly monetary payment for room and board, clothing, personal care, allowance, and other expenses
  • Possible additional monthly money payment for supervision, support, and additional services to a child with an emotional, behavioral, or medical/personal need
  • Yearly clothing allowance
  • Holiday gifts provided by the community
  • Medical coverage for the child
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) for foster youth ages 0 to 5

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1. How does a child become involved in the Foster Care System?
2. Which children are in most need of placement?
3. Can I bring my child to Chesapeake Social Services and place my child in foster care?
4. What are the basic requirements to be a foster parent?
5. What are the responsibilities of the foster parent?
6. What support is there for foster/resource parents?
7. What is required for the home study?
8. How do I become a Chesapeake Connections specialized foster parent?
9. Who pays for the child in the home?
10. Who do I contact for more information?