Basic Child Characteristics

Characteristics of children served:

Children in foster care served by Catholic Social Services come from all groups and backgrounds. There are children of all races and ages. Each child has a different level of need, depending on his or her individual well-being. Children may have increased needs due to mental health diagnoses, emotional impairment, physical disability, or learning delay. Children in foster care sometimes struggle with attachment and separation issues stemming from the removal from their family of origin. Moving from foster home to foster home compounds these issues. There is a constant need for families who can take multiple children, as it is top priority to keep siblings together in the same home whenever possible. It is important to remember that each child is unique, and deserves a loving, supportive family.