How long do kids normally stay in foster care?
Each case is different, but there are state statutes that guide the process. Children under the age of 6 that enter foster care are mandated for an expedited permanency, meaning that our department is mandated to identify a permanent home within six months of entering foster care.Generally speaking, children can be in foster care for one night, or even a few years - depending on the case and what is in the best interest of the child. The focus of foster care is to assist in providing safety on the child or youth’s journey to permanence.

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1. Does Gunnison County need foster families?
2. How frequently are children and youth placed into foster care?
3. What types of kids come into foster care?
4. Can I / we adopt through the Gunnison County Foster Care Program?
5. What if I / we can only take a certain type of child into the home?
6. What is a safe home study?
7. How long do kids normally stay in foster care?
8. Can I choose to do short or long term care?
9. How do I become a Foster parent?