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Foster parents play a central and valuable role in the child welfare system. Their primary task is to provide temporary care that is nurturing until plans can be made for the child’s future but foster parenting also involves much more.  Foster parents are expected to:

·         Comply with Departmental requirements
·         Meet foster home licensing standards
·         Communicate any important information about the child to the social worker and/or birth parent
·         Work in partnership with birth families including extended relatives and the Department to support the child during difficult times

For further information about the role of foster parents, click here to read the Guiding Values for the La Crosse County Foster Care Program.















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