Free Legal Hotline Empowers California Foster Caregivers
As an advocate for foster youth and foster parents, I’ve heard many foster parents complain that they feel voiceless when it comes to decision making and input into the well-being of a child in their care.
Why We Should Welcome Caregiver Participation In the Child Welfare System
By Janet Sherwood Foster parents and relative caregivers generally spend more time with a foster child than any other participant in the child welfare system. Consequently, caregivers are the people who know more about the child’s current needs and well-being than anyone else in the system, including the caseworker, the CASA, the service providers, the child’s attorney and the court.