How long is "temporary"?
A child's stay in care may be as short as overnight or as long as it takes to achieve a permanent plan for the child. CYF's focus is on reunification of the family. When – for reasons of safety or other considerations – children cannot return to their birth homes, adoption and subsidized legal custodianship offer opportunities for long-term stability and nurturing, with kinship or foster parents.

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1. Can I choose the age and sex of the child that I would like?
2. How long is "temporary"?
3. May a single person become a foster parent?
4. Must foster children have their own bedroom?
5. What are some of the children's special needs?
6. What are the rewards of becoming a foster parent?
7. What type of support is available to the foster family?
8. Who are the children in care?