As a caseworker, I like to work hand in hand with a foster family. It makes my job easier and provides more support to the child. Yet sometimes I cannot fathom what foster parents do, dont do, say, and/or how they act. So here are some of the things I would like to pass along […]
I stumbled across Child Welfare Mom’s blog and, sensing a kindred spirit, I blazed through her posts. This one, in particular, deserves to be shared. Being a foster parent is a strange business, with murky boundaries and long stretches of “grey area” between “right” and “wrong.” As I often say, caseworkers are trying to make the best possible choice in an impossibly terrible situation. Because once a child has had to be removed from his or her home, the tragedy has already happened. And case workers are doing their best to pick up the pieces. I’ve found that by being honest with our caseworkers (like that time I was thinking about quitting), we were able to work together to get to the best outcome – finding the child we were able to help most.
Child Welfare Mom – glad to have found you on the blogosphere!