What types of children are in foster care?
Children in foster care come from many different backgrounds, races, ethnicities and religions. Foster children range in age from birth to twenty-one. Children are separated from their parents for many different reasons: physical or sexual abuse, neglect or abandonment, physical or mental illness of a parent, death of parents, or parental substance abuse.

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1. What is foster parenting (also known as "resource parent")?
2. What do resource parents do?
3. What qualities should resource families have?
4. What types of children are in foster care?
5. Can resource parents choose the children they will care for?
6. Are resource parents paid for taking care of foster children?