Vol. 17, No. 1 • November 2012

Foster Parents and the Courts

When it comes to court, foster parents have a vital role to play. Although judges ultimately make the decisions, foster parents can have a huge impact on the lives and welfare of children by attending court and sharing information about the children in their homes. To support them, this issue of Fostering Perspectives shares key information about the courts and the role foster parents can play.

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Supporting Young People When it is Time for Court
Youth in Care Speak Out
What I would like to tell a judge about my family
Advice for Foster Parents about Going to Court

A Judge's Perspective on Foster Parents and Court
An Interview with Judge Monica Bousman

Guardians ad Litem (GALs) Play a Vital Role

Released But Not Reunited
Getting my son home has been more stressful than I imagined.

Overview: The TPR Process in North Carolina
"You're Still Our Mother"
My sons' adoptive parents helped us have a relationship.
Second Parent Adoption: Why It Matters
NCFAPA Supports "Raise the Age"
SaySo Celebrates its Quinceañera (15th birthday)!
A Reader Asks
What should I know about adopting teens?
Help Us Find Families for These Children

Respond by November 22, 2012!
What should be in a bill of rights for North Carolina foster youth?

Writing Contest

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