Interim Foster Parents are not looking to adopt the children in their care--they're adults who want to make a positive difference in a child's life.
HFS interim foster care may last from a few days to a few months. Training, emotional support and financial remuneration is provided. A social worker and agency nurse provide additional support. When time off is desired, an HFS respite foster family will assume the responsibilities of caring for the child in care.
If you're interested in becoming a foster parent and opening your home to children in need, HFS can train and prepare you. Contact us for more information.
HFS provides short term foster care for infants in the process of adoption. Our interim foster parents care only for the children placed with our agency, most of whom are already matched with a family. Birth parents may choose to have their child in HFS foster care to allow them time to explore their parenting options. Other reasons, such as legal, may require interim foster care before the child is placed with an adoptive family.
HFS provides long term foster care for children in the custody of Los Angeles County’s child protective services. While some children are removed from the home of their natural parents for what is expected to be a short-term fostering placement, events can make it impossible for the child to return home within a limited timeframe. Foster parents receive monthly stipends and receive in-home supportive services from HFS.