Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program: Frequently Asked Questions
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS)
Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC: Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS),United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS)
February 2006, 3 pages
Provides basic information, in a question-and-answer format, about the fostering of unaccompanied refugee minors, including the locations of current refugee foster care programs and telephone numbers for further information. Questions address (1) who unaccompanied refugee minors are; (2) who is eligible for refugee foster care programs and for how long; (3) what services are available; (4) how the programs are funded and monitored; (5) what kind of foster family or other care arrangements are provided to the minors; (6) how these children respond to foster care and how they fare in the American educational system; (7) who can become a foster parent; and (8) whether unaccompanied minors are ever reunited with their families.