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Foster home


Form of the family foster care, which provides a child with a round-the-clock care and upbringing, in which may be placed not more than 8 children or persons that reached the age of majority while being under foster care.

Family foster home assures a child in particular:

1) satisfaction of the emotional, welfare, development, social and religious needs;

2) education, compensation of development and school-related deficiencies;

3) access to eligible healthcare services;

4) the development of talents and interests;

5) enables contacts with parents and other close persons, unless otherwise decided by a court.

  • Act of 9 June 2011 on Family Support and Foster Care System
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2022 r. poz. 447, z późn. zm.)

High-level terms

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Badań Społecznych i Rynku Pracy