“The best advocates for change in the foster care system are foster care families.” (Senator A.J. Griffin, Oklahoma)
Be sure to check out this feature article from the March 2018 issue of the National Conference of State Legislatures monthly magazine. It discusses the growing urgency in policy making circles to identify ways to attract and keep more foster parents as caseloads increase. It reflects the understanding that foster parents are vital yet often undervalued and points to ways policy makers can take steps to ensure foster parents have a say in key decisions. The article offers specific examples that show how state legislators are leading policy reform efforts to help foster parents have the tools and resources they need to provide the best quality care to children. Full article here.