Choices For Life

Room, Board and Watchful Oversight - Specailized Foster Care

Room, Board and Watchful Oversight - Specialized Foster Care

Choices for Life of Georgia is a private Child Placing Agency (CPA) that offers a full array of services for foster children with more intense emotional and behavioral needs. We focus our care on children from 0-21 years of age who may require a higher level of care and supervision.

We offer Room, Board, and Watchful Oversight (RBWO) by way of private foster parents focusing on the safety, well-being, stability and permanency of children in foster care.  We recruit, train and maintain private foster homes willing to accept placement of sibling groups, teens, infants and individual children who are in the custody of the Department of Family and Children Services throughout the State of Georgia. Our foster parents are specifically trained to manage children who may require additional services due to an emotional, behavioral and/or medical issue(s). 

We understand the busy lives our families lead and provide services to better fit those schedules. Our monthly resource and educational trainings are held twice throughout the month at our office - once during the day and then repeated again during evening hours for our foster parents who work and are not able to attend trainings during the day. We operate on nontraditional weekday hours and also offer weekend appointments for the mandated in-home visits with our families and our children.  We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for foster parents and foster children through our on-call foster care case managers, therapists and paraprofessionals.    

Choices for Life of Georgia provides reimbursement per diem to foster parents that is set by the Georgia Department of Family and Children's Services and is determined based on the level of need a child exhibits.  We offer monthly educational and support groups for resource parents as well as respite care.  We offer a substantial referral bonus for families that refer other resource families to the agency. Teen and sibling incentives also assist resource families with the extra cost that comes with fostering.

Choices for Life of Georgia works closely with our foster families and maintains an open door policy resulting in a strong team approach focused on providing our foster parents and foster child solid supports, communication, resources and trainings thus allowing them to flourish and thrive. 

If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of  children in Georgia as a specialized foster parent and live within 50 miles of Valdosta contact our office at 229-244-1707/1705 for further information!



Room, Board and Watchful Oversight Program

Room, Board and Watchful Oversight (RBWO) is the provision of lodging, food, and the attentive and responsible care of children. Choices for Life of Georgia is committed to ensuring that each child has a safe place to live, adequately nutritious meals and continuous watchful oversight to ensure basic health, safety and well being needs are met.

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Base / Traditional Care

A child served in Base or Traditional Care will have mild to occasionally moderate emotional and/or behavioral management issues that interfere with the child’s ability to function in the family, school, and/or community without guidance and supervision.  

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Base with Additional Watchful Oversight (AWO)

A child served by a Base with Additional Watchful Oversight program will have moderate to occasionally serious emotional and/or behavioral management issues that interfere with the child’s ability to function in the family, school, and/or community outside of a supervised and structured setting.

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Base with Maximum Watchful Oversight (MWO)

A child served by a Base with Maximum Watchful Oversight program will have serious to severe emotional and/or behavioral management issues that interfere with the child’s ability to function in the family, school, and community and make it difficult to maintain the safety of the child and others outside of a highly structured and supervised setting.

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Specialty Base Watchful Oversight (SBWO)


 A child served by the Specialty Base Watchful Oversight program will have severe emotional and/or behavioral management issues that interfere with the child’s ability to function in the family, school, and community and make it difficult to maintain the safety of the child and others outside of a highly structured and supervised setting.

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Specialty Maximum Watchful Oversight (SMWO)


 A child served by the Specialty Maximum Watchful Oversight program will have moderate to occasionally serious emotional and/or behavioral management issues that interfere with the child’s ability to function in the family, school, and/or community outside of a supervised and structured setting.

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Specialty Medically Fragile Watchful Oversight (SMFWO)


 A child served by the Specialty Medically Fragile Watchful Oversight program may have emotional and/or behavioral management issues that interfere with the child’s compliance to required medical and/or health procedures. The child requires a highly structured and supervised setting.

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