Foster Care

What does "foster care" mean?

- “Foster care” means 24-hour substitute care for children placed away from their parents or guardians and for whom Department of Children's Services (DCS) has placement and care responsibility.

- This includes placements in foster family homes, foster homes of relatives, group homes, emergency shelters, residential facilities, child care institutions, and preadoptive homes.

- The Title I foster care provisions apply to all children in foster care enrolled in public schools.