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RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

RIGHTS AND REPONSIBILITIES OF CERTIFIED FOSTER PARENTS

  • The RIGHT to be treated with consideration and respect by agency staff;
  • The RIGHT to a supportive relationship from the agency;
  • The RIGHT to receive reimbursement for the children in their care in a timely manner;
  • The RIGHT to be trained in the role as members of a team;
  • The RIGHT to give input into the decisions regarding the child in their care and to be treated as a member of the team in developing case plans for the child;
  • The RIGHT to a clear explanation or description of their role as foster parents and the role of the child's family and the agency;
  • The RIGHT to receive pertinent information about the children in their care;
  • The RIGHT to be informed of any grievance procedures or access to any appeals process should they wish to appeal the agency's policy, regulation, or plan for a child in their care;
  • The RIGHT to continue their own family patterns and traditions;
  • The RIGHT to refuse to accept a child into their family if they feel they cannot meet the needs of the child or the placement will affect the well-being of the foster family;
  • The RIGHT to be notified of any Court Action, Administrative Review, or Foster Care Citizen Review Board Hearing concerning a child in their care. Per Statue; the Judge makes the decision regarding a foster parent attending a court hearing;
  • The RIGHT to be included in the permanency consideration for the child who is in the foster family's care;
  • The RIGHT & RESPONSIBILITY to advocate for children in their care;
  • The RESPONSIBILITY for the day-to-day care and nurturance of the child;
  • The RESPONSIBILITY for keeping the agency informed of any changes in the child's life and in the foster parent's household;
  • The RESPONSIBILITY to respect a child's biological family, traditions, culture and values;
  • The RESPONSIBILITY to gain further knowledge and expertise regarding the care of the children by attending on-going foster parent training;
  • The RESPONSIBILITY to work cooperatively with agency staff as members of the child's team; and
  • The RESPONSIBILITY to ensure a child's health and safety needs are met.
 
     
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