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Foster Care is a temporary living arrangement for children who are abused, neglected or dependent. They need a safe place to live when their parents or caretakers cannot take care of them.

Foster parents are substitute parents. This does not mean replacement parents because birth parents will always be a part of the child’s life. Foster care is a service to keep families together; not drive them further apart.

A District Court judge makes the decision that a child should be removed from their home due to the risk to the child.  When a child comes into the custody of The Department of Social Services, the social worker, birth parents, and foster families work together to return the child home safely as quickly as possible.

The length of foster care varies from a few days to much longer; maybe up to one year or longer. DSS is required to develop an Out of Home Family Services Case Plan with the family to identify the issues that brought the child into DSS custody.

The court monitors the progress of the family and approves when the child can return home. If the parent(s) do(es) not correct the conditions that lead to the removal of the child within one year, DSS can petition to terminate parental rights and the child can then be adopted.

How can I help?  Please see the Love the Children page.

What would I need to do? Please see the Steps to become a Foster/Adoptive Parent page.


Contact
Steven Corn
Supervisor


250 Willow St
P.O Box 548
Yadkinville, NC  27055

Ph: (336) 849-7644
Fax: (336) 849-7937

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Office Ph: (336) 849-7910
Office Fax: (336) 849-7937
Office Address:
250 Willow St
Yadkinville, NC 27055