Foster families provide safe and caring temporary homes for children whose families are currently unable to care for them. Foster parents are part of a team that works together to keep a child healthy and safe while the family works towards their goals and reunification.

While in foster care, children have a team that works for them to help protect them and their rights. This team also works to ensure that all children in foster care are safe and well cared for and have the opportunity to participate in activities they are interested in.

We encourage all families who are willing to open their homes to assist children in need to learn more about foster care in Missouri.

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