This master thesis deals with the importance of family visitations of foster children and their birth family. In the theoretical analysis, the central terms used in the area of child foster care are clarified. Also the different approaches to foster care commonly applied in the province of Styria (Austria), as well as the main concepts and challenges of child foster care are analysed.The empirical survey of this master thesis is based on questionnaires that investigated the experience, position, attitude and appraisal of Styrian foster parents regarding the visitation system. Through the connection of the results from the theoretical and the empirical study, perspectives for the best possible arrangements and conditions in the foster care visitation system were formulated. The results show that the quality of the visitations between children and their birth parents is rated as improving with time compared to the evaluations at the beginning of the visits. The survey further shows that while the frequency of the visits settle down at longer intervals than in the beginning, they generally last longer.