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.
- June 5, 2020 Letter to Resource Parents – How to Talk with Kids about Racism
- 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 - if you're a current foster parent take advantage of valuable support provided by this group.
- How to Become a Resource Parent - Adoptive and Foster Parent/Family
- 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 PowerPoint 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 | also as PDF
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