Questions for New Kinship Caregivers to Ask

Questions to ask the child welfare worker about taking responsibility for the children: Who has legal custody of the children? What rights and responsibilities does legal custody give? Physical custody? May I receive a copy of the signed voluntary placement agreement? (when applicable) May I be involved in developing the service plan and receive a copy of the plan? Will

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Making a difference at child and family team meetings
Attending can benefit everyone

by Claudia Kearney Foster parents and kinship caregivers sometimes find Child and Family Team meetings intimidating. It’s easy to see why. At CFTs the biological parents and families are there, talking about what they want and need and what the agency needs the parents to do in order to reunify with the child. Given this, it’s natural for resource parents

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