How long does a child stay in a foster home?
This depends upon the child’s birth family and the progress made toward resolving issues in their home. Typically, children remain in foster care no longer than 12 months. After this time, the agency proceeds with establishing alternative permanency plans, which include, but are not limited to, adoption, planned permanent living and/or independent living.

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1. Do I have to live in Clark County to be an adoptive parent or foster care parent through Clark County Family and Children Services?
2. How do children wind up under the care of Family and Children Services?
3. How do we become an adoptive family?
4. Are there any additional requirements for being an adoptive family?
5. What are the foster parent requirements?
6. How long does it take to complete a home study?
7. What is the cost?
8. What are subsidies?
9. What benefits are available to foster families?
10. How long does a placement take for adoption?
11. How soon is a child placed with a foster family?
12. Does a foster family get to decide if a child is a good match?
13. How long does a child stay in a foster home?
14. Who are the adoptive and foster care children?
15. What are the general qualities a foster family needs to possess?