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Welcome to the Parent Resource Pages!

These pages are dedicated to the foster, adoptive and relative caregivers that open their heart and their home to over 2800 children in out-of-home placement in Idaho each year. These pages have been created in an effort to better communicate with you, our resource parents, and keep you up-to-date with information that you need to know. 

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posted on March 29, 2012 12:04
EVERY TIME, WITH EVERY CAREGIVER About 1 in 5 sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) deaths occur while an infant is in the care of someone other than ...

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posted on March 29, 2012 11:13
Helping children in need is the primary motivator for fostering. When a foster child enters your home, it is usually an intense experience, both wonde...

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EllsworJ posted on September 06, 2011 10:56

As you may know, since the mid-1990’s Idaho has had guardianship assistance available for both relatives and non-relatives.  However, under state law, a termination of parental rights is required and the program is funded entirely with state general funds.

The Fostering Connections Act of 2008 gave states the option of using federal funds for a Relative Guardianship Assistance Program (RGAP).  After a lengthy process, our state plan has been approved. 

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