What To Do

Your Rights in Foster Care
5. Visits


What To Do

if you do not agree with the agency, follow these directions:

If your brother or sister is in foster care, ask your social worker to

  • Call your brother’s or sister’s social worker to set up visits
  • Arrange a place where you can visit
  • Give you the telephone number of your brother’s or sister’s foster home or group home.

Visiting is different if your brother or sister lives at home. Then visiting is usually up to your parent(s). If you can talk to your family about it, do that first. Talk to your social worker about it too. If you can’t work it out, call your lawyer or send a letter.

if you do not agree with the agency, follow these directions:

  • Ask for a conference with your caseworker, your friend, and your

    worker’s supervisor.

  • Call your lawyer. She or he can have a social worker go to the home where you want to visit. If that social worker says it is a good place for you to visit, your lawyer can go to court and ask the judge to send you there.
  • Send a letter.