It’s a reality that most foster parents will face on the journey- an accusation, report, or full-blown investigation from the department of child services. While it’s scary, there are a few key ways to navigate these tricky waters.
We’ve been through this a few times and it’s always uncomfortable and downright sickening. In fact, some would say terrifying. But, believe it or not, it’s not the end of the world. You can, and will, survive if you follow some key steps, show respect to the investigators, and handle yourself well. We outline all of this in today’s episode…
Listen To The Episode.
Notes and Quotes from the Show.
During the show, we talked through 4 key steps you can take if, or when, you’re investigated or accused of something as a foster parent. Here’s a recap of the 4 steps…
- Document everything!
- Remember: they have your child’s best interest in mind.
- Be proactive- make a safety plan.
- Do everything they tell you to do!
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