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Foster Parent's Legal Rights and Responsibilities

  1. To provide certain for the children in the home which includes educational and medical services.

  2. To keep the children safe while making sure they do not harm others or destroy property. If negligence can be proven, the foster family can be held liable for any damages.

  3. To keep information pertaining to foster children and their families confidential.

  4. To cooperate in visiting arrangements and within unification plans.

  5. To give the agency at least 10 days notice if they wish to be removed from the home.

  6. To confirm to all state licensing requirements.

  7. To keep up to date child records on each placement in the home.

  8. The right to be considered as potential adoptive parents ofthe child living in the home who is freed for adoption and when bonding between the foster child and foster parent has occurred.

  9. The right to file complaints against the other foster parents and social work staff.

  10. The right to receive 10 days notice of intent to remove children except where the court orders or when the children are endangered.

  11. The right to involvement in case staffing.

  12. The right to the court of your opinion on the child's progress while in your home.

  13. The right to access to the Department of Social Services 24 hours a day. The CARELINE number is 559-255 8320. Use only in emergencies such as a runaway foster child. (If a foster child runs away, call the police or sheriff s department immediately and file a police report. Then call the CCARELINE to inform them of the situation.


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  • Address:
    1830 N. Dinuba Blvd.
    Visalia, CA 93291
  • Toll Free: (888) 776-9998
  • Fax: (559) 738-1137
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