When They Won’t Let You Treat a Child Like Your Own

“Treat them like your own.” That’s what we tell Foster Parents. Simple enough right? Welcome children into your home, fold them into your routine. Easy Peasy. Except it isn’t easy peasy, is it? Treat them like your own, EXCEPT: don’t advocate for them if it means going against the state’s position in court, report and…

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…