Foster Care is becoming more and more known and used throughout America each year. It is when a child is taken out of their home and placed into temporary, more suitable housing than what they were originally in. But who makes the decisions when it comes to foster care? Through an analysis of primary sources, and new’s articles, research suggests that the caseworkers from social services have the authority to remove a child from their home and there is a hearing in which the judge has the final say in permanent housing decisions, but the actual placement of the child is done by The Department of Social Services. Power holders in foster care would be not only at the individual level, but at the local level. The Department of Social Services collectively makes the decisions regarding children being placed in foster care.