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…

“I Could Never Foster, I Would Get Too Attached…”

The exact thing that you think disqualifies you from fostering, actually makes you a perfect candidate! As you can imagine, the state is really not interested in approving sociopaths who can’t form deep attachments to children. I always feel deeply for current foster parents when they hear these statements. Many of them have been serving…