Respite care provides traditional foster families the opportunity for a “break” each month or as needed, without the foster
child. This enables the foster parents or the foster parents and their biological children to spend time together, strengthen
their relationships, and reduce stress. Respite care is a benefit for foster parents, which may be planned in advance or used
in a crisis situation. Respite care is also a way for potential traditional foster parents to provide intermittent care for
foster children and gain experience with foster children prior to taking on a regular placement.
Respite homes are fully certified foster homes that may or may not have regular placement of foster children.
If you are interested in providing respite care to other foster families, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.