Medical Foster Care
The Children’s Aid Society’s Medical Foster Care Program successfully places children with chronic and multiple medical disabilities in appropriate foster, and often permanent, homes.
These children need constant and comprehensive medical attention for conditions such as spina bifida, Down's Syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, congenital heart disease, cancer, seizure disorders and HIV/AIDS. Our team of doctors, nurses, health educators, case workers and social workers make sure that the extremely dedicated foster parents who take in and love these children have the training, support and services they need to provide the best possible care for these children.
Foster parents receive CPR and generic and specialized medical training. Both a caseworker and a registered nurse are assigned to each child. With a current census of 160 children, this program continues to provide families, often permanent adoptive families, for children who would once have been consigned to institutions.
For more information
Please call (212) 949-4800.