For Parents of Youth in Foster Care
We are here to help you, as parents, develop the skills and receive the support that you need while your children are in care. Family Permanency Planning Services is our foster care program, which places children and youth with loving foster families. A Case Planner works with you in creating family action plans to ensure your child’s safety and well-being. Please feel free to reach out to your Case Planner whenever you have questions or concerns.
What is Foster Care?
In foster care, children and youth live with loving foster families when their parents are unable to care for them. While your child is in foster care, we will work with you to help you decide on the best plan of action in keeping your children safe and healthy.
The Way We Work
At Graham Windham, every family has a Case Planner, who you can talk to about what you need and who can help you with any issues that you are facing. The Case Planner forms partnerships with you and your child to develop action plans that will work specifically for you and your family.
Our first goal is to work with you to reunify you and your children. We strongly believe in promoting positive change and progress by celebrating your accomplishments along the way. We want you to succeed.
Decisions about what is best for you and your family are made with your input. Your voice is very important in the decision-making process. You can let us know at anytime if there are things that you need, and we will do our best to help. Some of the ways that you can make sure that you are heard are:
- Make sure your Case Planner has your current phone number and address
- Speak up during the process of creating your Family Agreement
- Attend all scheduled visits and appointments
- Attend Family Team Conferences
- Attend Family Court Hearings
The National Resource Center for Family Permanency features digital stories from the perspectives of youth, parents, agency staff, and others involved in the child welfare system.
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|Stay Involved While Your Child is in Care|
|Planning for Your Child’s Return|
You can contact our Family Support Unit any time if you would like additional help or advice: