Foster families may need “respite care” for various reasons.
A family that does respite care must go through the same process as a foster family, however, they will care for kids that are already part of a long-term placement. Much like an aunt, uncle, or grandparent, they will work with the social workers and foster families to schedule overnight short term care when a foster family need relief.
Benefits of being a Relief/Respite Family
-Making an impact in foster care by helping foster families and children.
-Short term (Usually only one weekend or week)
-Connecting with a child in a mentor role rather than parent