Yesterday, I wrote about how much work caseworkers do with each foster child's case. We've dealt with many caseworkers over the course of our time as a foster family.
Sometimes, we'll end up working with more than one caseworker per child. Take my brother's case, for instance... he had one caseworker who ended up going on maternity leave, another that ended up getting a promotion or something, and we just kept getting new caseworkers left and right. But especially in that case, all of the caseworkers who started working with my family were so amazing, and they would each keep the others in the loop about what was going on when they weren't working with us anymore. Every single caseworker that was part of our journey with my brother ended up coming to his adoption ceremony to celebrate with us.
That brings me to another point... we've also worked with adoption caseworkers as well. When a foster child's case is transferred to the adoption unit, the foster care caseworker hands over the reins to an adoption caseworker. The adoption process is so different from the foster care journey that you need a caseworker who specializes in that part of the case.
One time, and one time only, we actually worked with a caseworker twice. She was one of the caseworker's on my brother's case, and then we worked with her again with a sibling pair that was placed with us. My mom actually forgot that we had ever repeated caseworkers until she was going through old paperwork last week, because it had only happened once in all of the years we were doing foster care in New York.
I'd just like to end by saying that when I say "we" worked with caseworkers, I really mean my mom.... the rest of us were at school or work when caseworkers were popping by. My mom does most of the work at home while my dad's working out of the house... yay Mom and Dad!
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