An Introduction to Becoming a Resource Parent or Adoptive Family (DHS 95207)
Twenty-four page booklet based on the most frequently asked questions about foster care and adoption, including quotes from resource parents, children and teens in foster care.
Icebreakers...The first meeting between birth parents and resource parents
Explains the goal (to exchange information about the child's needs soon after placement), guidelines, roles and responsibilities of the resource parent, birth parent and caseworker or facilitator.
Team Decision Meetings
A one page brochure about when these meetings should take place (whenever a decision to move a child is being considered), who should attend, who benefits, meeting format, facilitation and follow up.
Certification Standards for foster care, relative care and pre-adoptive families
Foster Care Bill of Rights
Carta de Derechos en Español (Spanish)