Fidelis Care
Wayne Resource Guide Foster Care/Social Services

Foster Care Services - are defined as assessing the need for, arranging for, and providing for placement services to individuals under the age of 18 (under 21 in cases of children in foster care prior to age 18) in a foster home or appropriate group facility as a result of a judicial determination to the effect that continuation of care in a child's own home would be contrary to the welfare of such child, or at the request of the parent or legal guardian. A foster care home or facility used for the care of children shall be licensed by the state in which it is suited or have been approved by the agency of such state for licensing or certifying homes or facilities of this type as meeting the standards of such licensing.