URM Frequently Asked Questions


Current Events Questions

Are you a detention center for immigrant children?
Do you receive children who were separated from their parents at the U.S. border?
Where do I find information about children who were separated from their parents at the U.S. border?
How can I help unaccompanied children in Massachusetts?

Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Questions

What are the ages of URMs in need of care?
Why doesn't your program have young children in care?
How long are URMs in foster care?
How will fostering an unaccompanied minor affect my family?
I have young children. Is it safe for me to foster an unaccompanied teenager?
Will I be eligible to adopt my URM foster child?
Are URMs ever reunited with their families of origin?
What languages do URMs speak?

Eligibility Questions

What are the requirements to be a foster parent?
I am single, can I be a foster parent?
I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community, can I be a foster parent?
Can I work full time?
Do I need to own my own home?
Does the URM need their own room?
May I choose the gender, race and age of the child I would like to foster?
May I foster more than one URM?
Who pays for the medical/dental/vision/hearing, prescriptions and mental health services for these youth?
How long does it take to become a foster parent and what is required?
Once I have my certification, how long until I can welcome a URM into my home?
Why should I become part of the Ascentria family?


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Waltham, MA 02451 
Phone: 774.243.3068
Fax: 508.519.8310


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Worcester, MA 01605
Phone: 774.243.3068
Fax: 508.519.8310