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Types of Foster Homes

Therapeutic  Foster  Homes:  Children live  with  foster  families  who  have been  specially  trained  to  care  for  children with  certain  behavioral  or  emotional  needs.  Therapeutic  Foster  homes  generally  require more  training  for  foster  parents,  and  provide more  support  for  children  and  care  givers. (Maximum of 2 children per home)

Family-Based Group Foster Homes: Children ages 12 and up with behavioral or emotional needs that require the structure and  services  of  a  group  setting  are  placed  in family-based group foster homes with 24-hour supervision from a foster parent. (Maximum of 5 children per home)