Foster Care

Foster care refers to the placement of a child, by the Child Welfare Committee for the purpose of alternate care in the domestic environment of a family, other than the child’s biological family, that has been selected, qualified, approved and supervised for providing such care.

The selection of the foster family is based on family’s ability, intent, capacity and prior experience of taking care of children. The foster family is responsible for providing education, health and nutrition to the child and ensure the overall well-being of the child in such manner, as may be prescribed. The inspection of foster families is to be conducted every month by the Committee in the form as may be prescribed to check the well-being of the child and whenever a foster family is found lacking in taking care of the child, the child shall be removed from that foster family and shifted to another foster family as the Committee may deem fit.