Caring for a foster child, especially in a therapeutic setting, is a fulltime undertaking. Because it can have severe emotional repercussions on the family, respite care by another trained foster parent or other professional is frequently made available.
Pollack, Daniel. (December 2012). Respite Care for Foster Parents Should Not Mean Inferior Care for Foster Children. Policy & Practice 70(6) : 31.
*This is constructed from limited available data and may be imprecise.