Advocating As a Foster Parent

Being a foster parent is never an easy or straightforward experience. Inevitably, you will encounter challenges you weren’t expecting, surprises you’re not sure how to handle, and difficult situations that leave you wondering about the best course of action. The child welfare system is not perfect – many of us think it’s terribly broken –…

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Who Are All These Social Workers?

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) is an enormous government bureaucracy, with a number of important responsibilities that support the safety and wellbeing of children and families in Massachusetts. Although foster care is a large part of DCF’s activities, it is by no means the only part. The majority of families receiving DCF…

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