FOSTER FAMILY CARE. DSWD licensed foster parent Aida Cascato of Bolton St., Davao City has taken care of 16 abandoned and neglected children for 21 years now. She is one of the 84 licensed foster parents of DSWD XI. Presently, there are 74 children under temporary care in Davao Region. DSWD provides supervision and support services to licensed foster families to ensure quality care.

Foster Family Care is the provision of planned substitute parental care to a child by a licensed foster family when the child’s biological parents are unable to care for the child. A child from infancy to below 18 years of age may benefit from Foster Family Care which is the most nurturing out-of-home placement for children in need of temporary substitute family care. (DSWD)