Parents are expected to provide unconditional love and understanding to children in their care regardless of whether the children are born to them, are adopted or are foster children.
In addition to loving care, parents are expected to provide encouragement, guidance, discipline and safety until such time as the children can be reunited with their birth parents, become adopted or live independently. Additionally, parents must grant safety and protection to children within the framework established by governmental regulations and the Agency.
As a part of a team engaged to care for children, foster and adoptive parents play a crucial role in the mental and physical well-being of the children placed in their care. Foster/adopt parents are part of an action plan developed with the agency and the Department of Children and Family Services to help children learn to thrive in a loving and nurturing environment.
Southern California Foster Family and Adoption Agency has many wonderful success stories, many are featured in our newsletter, “Highlights.”