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Would you like to help children in the foster care system but don’t feel called to become licensed? How about helping out foster families by giving them a break? Getting licensed for respite means that you are licensed to provide temporary care for foster children while the foster family is out of town or on vacation for a short period of time. In-home respite care means that you would go to the foster family’s home to care for the children. Out-of-home respite care means that the foster family would drop of the child(ren) at your house to care for them while the family is away. Respite can last just a couple hours to about 2 weeks—you are able to decide which respites you want to provide and which you do not. The requirements to be a respite provider are the same as a licensed foster parent. To view those requirements, click here.