Child Welfare Foster Parenting

Foster and adoptive parents are an invaluable resource for Maine's children and communities - and Maine needs more of them. We are a large state, and in some regions the number of family foster homes is shrinking. Maine Child and Family Services believes that developing talented, caring foster and adoptive homes - in all Maine communities - is essential to enhance our care for children.

Town Hall Call for Foster and Kinship Parents: Thank you for the opportunity to facilitate the first town hall call for foster and kinship parents earlier this month. I appreciate the opportunity to talk broadly about the system, while also hearing some specific concerns about current families involved with child welfare services. All of these comments are important to us and we are committed to partnering with you on each one to determine the best set of next steps. read more

4/27/16 Town Hall Call Minutes
7/27/16 Town Hall Call Minutes
11/17/16 Town Hall Call Minutes

  • As a foster parent, you can make all the difference in the life of a child. For more information on how to become a foster parent contact A Family for ME 1-844-893-6311
  • Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine External site disclaimer - if you're a current foster parent take advantage of valuable support provided by this group.
  • Levels of Care - A process for assessing the service needs of all Maine children currently in foster care and new children entering foster care.
  • Program Standards for Treatment Foster Care - a family-based, service delivery approach providing individualized treatment for children, youth, and their families
  • Reasonable and Prudent Parenting Training -A power point presentation explaining the new reasonable and prudent parenting standards for Resource Parents.  (best if viewed in full screen mode)
  • Rules Providing for the Licensing of Family Foster Homes and Specialized Children's Foster Homes - Word, PDF

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