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Rights of Foster Kids

Screen shot 2013-02-28 at 3.59.03 PMPublished February 2013: Mom.Me

Rights of Foster Kids
Find out the legal requirements of foster families

Article Excerpt:

The transitions and adjustments that children in foster care face can be challenging, both emotionally and mentally. From feelings of abandonment to fear of attachment, these children may not be able to cope with these life changes while also monitoring that their rights are enforced.

This is where foster care advocates come in — they “make sure that foster children are treated well, like members of the family,” says Suzanne Strisower, social worker with 10 years of experience working with foster care in Oroville, California. The key is making sure advocates and foster children are aware of the rights of kids in foster care as stipulated in the Constitution and under federal and state laws.

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– Shannon Philpott



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