What qualities should resource families have?
General requirements include:
- Resource families must be at least eighteen years old and in good physical and mental health to raise a child.
- Resource parents may be single or married, own a home or rent, stay home with children or work outside the home.
- Resource parents must be able to provide for their own family's financial needs, have stable family relationships, have enough room for a foster child, complete the home study process (to include criminal and central registry background checks, submit driving record, physicals, and references), and resource parents must complete a training program.

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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?