What do resource parents do?
Resource Parents provide the basic necessities for children to include, but not limited to: food, clothing, and shelter. Other responsibilities include:
- Foster parents encourage positive relationships between foster children and his/her birth parents.
- Foster parents arrange for medical and dental care.
- Resource parents discipline in a positive way by setting fair, consistent and appropriate rules.
- Resource parents help the child grow through educational, cultural, and social experiences.
- Resource parents love and support the child and work as part of a team with the local Department of Social Services.
- Resource parents help prepare the child to return home, live with relatives or adoptive parents if necessary.

Find out how to Become a Resource Parent.

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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?