Short Term Foster Care
Voluntarily placing your child in a private, licensed WHFC home while you make your decision is another option available to you. Temporary short term foster care could give you time to decide whether or not you are able to raise your child, place the child with a relative or friend, or make an adoption plan. It is important to be aware that foster care would only be a temporary arrangement (a few weeks), and cannot be a permanent plan for your child. Upon placing a child voluntarily with WHFC for foster care, a parent retains all of their rights. Visitation between the parent(s) and child(ren) can be arranged by the social worker.