A Whole Family Foster Home can be a good experience.
- strengthen the bond between you and your child,
- prevent arguments over the child’s care while you are in foster care,
- allow you time for your own activities (homework, after-school activities), and
- help you be ready to take full charge of your child when you leave foster care.
If you join a Whole Family Foster Home, you’l have to sign an agreement called a Shared Responsibility Plan that should say who does what for the child and when.
It should cover things like
• health care
• sleeping arrangements
• supplies for the child
• taking the child to appointments
Before you sign the agreement, read it carefully and make sure you can do everything you are promising to do. You have the right to a copy of the agreement. You may want to change the agreement from time to time as your child grows.