Tonight, I thought I would talk a little bit about caseworkers. Each time you take in a foster child, you deal with at least two caseworkers.
The second caseworker that you deal with works with DSS. This is the caseworker assigned to the child's case after the transfer to foster care goes through. This caseworker will work with you until either the child goes home or you are transferred to the adoption unit. This caseworker comes to your house once a month for a visit to check up on how the child is doing in the home. This is the person who answers any and all questions for you and helps to sort out any problems that arise.
If you end up going through to an adoption, you'll also work with an adoption caseworker. But starting the adoption process doesn't happen with most of the foster kids you take in, so you don't actually deal with an adoption caseworker too often.
We have been fortunate enough to have worked with plenty of great caseworkers over the years. Of course, every once in a while you end up stuck with a caseworker who you can't stand, but for the most part we've dealt with some great people.
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