Yesterday, I briefly mentioned something about my littlest sister going on visits with her mom every week. I don’t think that I’ve ever explained how visits work with foster kids, so I thought I would take a minute and explain these visits.
Over the course of the child’s stay in foster care, the visits may be increased, if it looks like the parents are doing well and will eventually be regaining custody of their child. So if the visits start out as bi-weekly, they may be increased to weekly. They may go from only an hour each week, to two hours each week. Eventually, the parents might get a visit that is unsupervised. At the very end, when the parents will be getting the child back soon, the judge may grant permission for weekend visitation, which means that the child goes home for the whole weekend with their parents.
Visits are handled differently in each case, according to the needs of the child, parents, and foster parents. Each case is very different. But we have been lucky enough to have some incredible drivers assigned to our children in the past, and we have enjoyed having them in our lives for the time that they work on our case.
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