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What resources are available to foster parents?

Every child in care comes with a caseworker. The caseworker is a means of support for the child and his/her family, as well as the foster parents. Foster parents are also designated a homefinder, who certifies them and stays with them once they are a foster parent. A homefinder is strictly a support for the foster parent. They help to answer questions, are always willing to lend an ear, and provide trainings to help foster parents stay up-to-date on agency information. Trainings are also meant to educate foster parents on ways of helping the children in their home. Foster parents receive a monthly stipend, and support with counseling and/or services the child may need.  

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1. How old do you have to be to become a foster parent?
2. Do you have to be married in order to become foster parents?
3. What are the steps to becoming a foster parent?
4. Is foster parenting a right?
5. What resources are available to foster parents?
6. Are foster parents responsible for medical coverage of children in care?
7. Do foster parents receive financial support?
8. What does Cayuga County look for in a foster parent?
9. Does Cayuga County have children in need of adoption?
10. Is there a high need for foster parents?
11. I still have questions, who can I contact?
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