Foster parents are very special individuals whose genuine desire is to help children who are in need. Foster homes are needed for children of all ages, sometimes for two or more children from the same family. Some of the children entering into placement may have certain physical or emotional problems that will need love and patience. The primary goal of foster parenting is to reunite the child with his or her biological family when it is in the child’s best interest. This is accomplished through a team effort with involvement from parents, foster parents, staff members and supportive social services.