Who is in charge of my child if we are together in foster care?

If you have custody of your child, you decide how to care for him or her—for example, how to feed and dress the baby, what to do when the baby cries, etc.

But if your child is also a foster child, a foster parent or caseworker will make decisions about the child’s day-to-day care.

A third option is called a Whole Family Foster Home (WFFH). That is when you have custody, but you and your foster parents together plan your child’s day-to-day care.

Does my foster parent get money for my child?


The state will increase the amount of money your foster parent or group home receives if your child stays there with you. The amount depends on whether you have custody of your child and the kind of foster home you are in.