Foster Parent


Court Process and Legal Rights Guide For Foster Caregivers

The guide is hosted on the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services website and was created in 2021. This guide is to be used to learn more about Child in Need of Care (“CINC”) cases. It is for foster … Read More

Inspired by ‘Youth Stories,’ a Bill of Rights for Foster Kids is Now Louisiana Law

BY BLAKE PATERSON | STAFF WRITERPUBLISHED JUL 6, 2021 AT 3:30 PM | UPDATED JUL 6, 2021 AT 4:02 PM The Advocate Newspaper – Baton Rouge, LA Before entering foster care, Aliyah Zeien spent every morning helping her sisters get … Read More


What Makes a QPI Site Successful?

WHAT MAKES A QPI SITE SUCCESSFUL?1. Elements of QPIa. Commitment to parenting that meets the individual developmental needs of each child in the foster care system in view of his or her unique characteristics and circumstance including his or her history of … Read More

One Adoptive Mom Chooses Love and Acceptance

This article discusses strategies for parents to use when their foster or adoptive child comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ). Recommendations include: expect to deal with LGBTQ issues, accept the declaration as truth, show acceptance, understand … Read More

Legal Resource Manual for Foster Parents Curriculum

This four-module training curriculum is based on the Legal Resource Manual for Foster Parents developed for the National Foster Parent Association (NFPA) by Regina Deihl, J.D., Legal Advocates for Permanent Parenting and Cecilia Fiermonte, J.D., American Bar Association Center on … Read More

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Creating LGBTQ Affirming Agencies Video and Guide The Creating LGBTQ Affirming Agencies video and guide builds State and territorial capacity to create culturally inclusive environments within child welfare agencies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals. Creating a culturally inclusive … Read More

Toolkit to Support Child Welfare Agencies in Serving LGBTQ Children, Youth, and Families

Toolkit to Support Child Welfare Agencies in Serving LGBTQ Children, Youth, and Families As the culture and laws related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals have become more inclusive in recent years, an increasing number of LGBTQ … Read More

Elements of Family First Shifting Foster Care

As states make system changes related to implementing the Family First Prevention Services Act, there will be more emphasis on prevention programs targeting the whole family system and keeping them involved once a child is removed from the home. CLICK … Read More

Communicating with Birth Parents

Discussing the importance of communication between the team that supports children in out-of-home care. CLICK HERE