Foster Care is temporary. Foster parents provide a nurturing, stable home for a child until they can return to their birth family or are placed in a permanent adoptive home. Children services places a child in foster care while they work to stabilize the family. Foster parents assume physical custody and provide for the child’s day-to-day care.
Adoption is the process by which adults become legal parents of a child not born to them. Adoptive parents become legally responsible for all their adoptive child’s basic needs.