Types of Foster Care

Washoe County’s Policy is to place foster children only in homes that have signed the "Agreement for Provision of Foster Care Services" contract with the Department.

The four most common types of foster care available in Washoe County are:

  • Relative Foster Care, Paid/Non-Paid
  • Non-Contract Foster Care
  • Contract Foster Care
  • Foster to Adopt
To obtain a copy of the Agreement for Provision of Foster Care Services and program standards, please call 775.337.4470.