There is a variety of different fostering settings with Regular Care or Respite Care being the most commonly known.
Regular Foster Care
This is the most common fostering arrangement where foster families provide for the day-to-day care of a child in a family setting. This placement may last a matter of days, weeks or most often a matter of months.
Respite Foster Care
Respite Foster homes provide temporary care as a break to regular full-time foster families. These placements are usually for a matter of days and may appeal to those families wishing to consider fostering part-time.
Kinship Care are homes provided by a family who is known to a child, such as a relative or family friend. The care provided is like regular foster care, the difference being that the home is opened as a foster home to meet the needs of a specific child or children.