If the primary goal of reunification cannot be achieved, then a permanent placement is pursued. Foster parents are given the option to adopt foster children when / if the agency seeks an alternative plan.
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Yes! The agency always tries to place foster children in their home school district and in foster homes which are best suited to meet their particular needs. Attempts are always made to place siblings together in the same foster home.
Yes! Foster children range in age from infancy through adolescence. Foster families inform the agency of their desired age group and sex of the child.
The agency pays a daily rate for each foster child and pays for clothing, medical and dental needs. Foster families also can receive mileage reimbursement when transporting children for healthcare services. Every foster family is assigned a worker to help provide support, direction, and training.
You can reach out by calling, 570-826-8718. This line is checked almost daily and calls are returned as soon as possible. Please don’t be discouraged that you have to leave a voicemail.
While the primary goal of all children is usually reunification with their families, this does not always happen. If the goal of the child changes from reunification to adoption, then adoption would be offered to the foster family.