A List Of Your Rights In Foster Homes

Your Rights in Foster Care
14. A List of Your Rights In Foster Homes


A List Of Your Rights In Foster Homes

Foster parents must:

  • arrange for kids to go to school
  • not leave kids under 10 alone without a competent adult
  • not care for more than 2 infants (under 2 years) except if the infants are siblings
  • give good quality food, at regular hours, in sufficient quantity and size, letting kids eat at the table with the family
  • keep clothing clean and repaired; get kids sufficient quantity of clothing, season appropriate, of style and quality not to distinguish them from other kids in the community
  • give kids a brush, a comb, a toothbrush, towels, and storage space
  • provide a lighted study area
  • respect biological parents’ religious preference
  • cooperate with agency about the discharge plan (e.g., visiting) and inform agency about child’s progress
  • give child support, recognition, and attention in atmosphere of acceptance, kindness, and understanding
  • let agency into home to investigate complaints
  • tell agency about changes in foster family status
  • cooperate with regular biweekly visit or communication with siblings or half siblings placed apart
  • agree to redisclose HIV information only to approved people, accompanied with standard notice
  • provide proper medical and dental care