If your child is in Foster Care, you can ask the social worker for help. Unless the court has taken away your rights, you have the right to be involved in making decisions about your child.
- You have the right to have contact with your child, including telephone calls, visits, and or letters, unless the court has determined that you cannot have contact.
- You have the right to be informed by the agency about how your child is doing.
- You have the right to be consulted when there are important decisions to be made about your child.
- You have the right to participate in service planning for your child.
- You have the right to be informed of and invited to all court hearings or reviews of your child’s case. You have the right to legal representation at court hearings.
- You and your child both have the right to confidentiality.
For more information about foster care services, contact your local Department of Social Services office.