Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services

Published by
William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Citizen Information Service

Children: Foster Care

B12 Adoption and Family Foster Care Recruitment
Department of Children and Families
600 Washington Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: 617-748-2000
Adoption/Foster Care Info: 1-800-KIDS-508 (543-7508)(within Mass. only)

Family foster care is temporary in an approved family home on a 24-hour a day basis. Children who cannot remain with their own families are provided with stable family living situations. Potential foster care families are recruited and assessed and children are prepared for placement. Financial assistance, orientation, training, and other support services are provided to foster care families by DSS and contract agencies.

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