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Characteristics of a Foster Parent of Unaccompanied Refugee Minors

  • Mature adults, single or married
  • Culturally competent to foster cross-culturally and cross-racially
  • Open and sensitive to the special needs of refugee youth
  • Good moral character and reputation

Responsibilities of Foster Parents of Unaccompanied Refugee Minors

  • Provide safe, secure, nurturing homes
  • Transportation
  • Emotional and academic support
  • Willingness to become an integral member of a team of professionals
  • Openess to working towards a common goal
  • Coordinate health and dental needs


foster mom and child