FAQ

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What are the ages of URMs in need of care?
URMs range in age from 4 to 22 years old.
How long are URMs in foster care?
Will I be eligible to adopt my URM?
Are URMs ever reunited with their families of origin?
What languages do URMs speak?
What are the requirements to be a foster parent?
I am single. Can I be a foster parent?
Can I work full time?
Do I need to own my own home?
Does the URM need their own room?
May I choose the gender, race and age of the child I would like to foster?
May I foster more than one URM?
How do I pay the cost associated with caring for a URM?
Who pays for the medical/dental/vision/ hearing, prescriptions and mental health services for these youth?
How long does it take to become a foster parent and what is required?
Once I have my certification, how long before I can welcome a refugee youth into my home?
Why should I become part of the LSS family?
I still have more questions. Who can I talk to?
Please email Orfa Torres or call her at 774.243.3062. She will be happy to talk with you about the program and answer any questions you have about becoming a foster parent.