Each birth, foster or adoptive family has challenging items in their child’s history. Use this resource to make a thoughtful plan for impactful conversations.
Category Archives: Professional Resources
State By State: Foster Care File Retention
Having access to your personal information is a basic human right, however, foster care records are not forever. See the laws that govern retention and destruction.
Is Getting Your Foster Care File a Want or a Need?
Is foster youth having access to their “file,” medical history, birth parent info, placement history and sibling details NECESSARY, a need or just nice to have?
Fosters Speak About Getting Their “File”
Over redaction, lost and sealed records, incomplete, hurtful, and false information. Foster youth share about requesting their foster care file and give advice to other youth.
State By State: Fosters Information
Each state varies in the documentation of foster youth’s medical info, social history and life stories. To work together, we must understand these differences.