Don't forget to do these things when someone visits your foster home!
It can feel like a revolving door at your home sometimes, especially with a new foster child.
Don't forget to take these steps EVERY time a professional visits. This includes:
- Social workers
- Attorneys or their investigators
- Anyone from the department of child and family services
- Therapists or service providers
☑️ See their badge or ID for safety purposes - YES - there is a (small) chance that someone could pose as someone else to have access to the child
☑️ Request their business card, so you can get all of their contact info
☑️ Have them sign in to your visitor log (this is typically required for foster parents to track who visits the child)
☑️ Take notes and send a follow up email with outstanding questions or summarizing decisions that were made
PRO TIP: Stack these appointments so multiple professionals come at the same time. Otherwise, you could find you spend all your time in meetings.