Dear Social Worker,

Thank you for the work you do, for caring for children.  Thank you for putting so many hours in to do the extraordinary work to find homes for children who may not have the best home.  Thank you for putting the time in at the office to check on these children and do the hours…

Foster Parenting: The Importance of Documentation

If you have been a foster parent for any length of time, you know how quickly cases can turn over to different case workers. This is due to many chronic issues within workforce recruitment and retention in the child welfare system, but one of the major side effects you need to be aware of is…

What Foster/Adoptive Parent Category is Right for You?

So in Georgia we have 4 categories to choose from when you are going through the process to be a foster/adoptive parent: Partnership Parent Resource Parent Adopt Legal-Risk Parent Adoptive Parent I imagine that some form of these 4 categories exists in every state, and so to determine how this specifically applies to you in…

Deciding Your Home Capacity

Capacity refers to both what your home is physically capable of accommodating and whom you are mentally and emotionally capable of parenting. Although requirements for the physical home may vary from state to state, I would say a good rule of thumb is three children to a room, and only children of the same sex…