View of the Reno Sparks night skyline from Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
View of the Reno Sparks night skyline from Rancho San Rafael Regional Park

How long does a child usually stay in foster care?
The average time a child stays in foster care is 9-12 months. A child may be in your home for a few weeks, months or even years. The length of stay depends on the needs of the child and his/her parent`s participation in their service program. The child`s caseworker works with foster parents regarding placement goals and needs of the child.