Table of Contents
   Foster Caringp. 1
   Is Becoming a Foster Parent Right for Me?p. 9
   Where Do I Start?p. 21
   Training and Ongoing Support for Foster Parentsp. 39
   The Financials of Fosteringp. 55
   Your First Placementp. 63
   Fostering Infants and Toddlers, 0-3p. 77
   Fostering School-Age Children, 4-12p. 95
   Fostering Teenagersp. 113
   Fostering Sibling Groupsp. 131
   Fostering Children with Special Needsp. 139
   Collaborating with Birth Parentsp. 161
   Foster Care and Your Existing Familyp. 173
   When a Foster Child Leaves Your Carep. 187
   Adopting Children and Adolescents from Foster Carep. 205
   The Extended Foster Care Familyp. 221
   Appendixes
      Recommended Readingp. 227
      Key Organizationsp. 233
   Indexp. 237