Foster Care Support and Roswell United Methodist Church partners with Fulton County Division of Family and Children's Services in the - Georgia Care Partnership (GCP) to present Foster Parent training and information sessions, formerly called North Georgia Coalition
A partnership with the county and our communities- check under our organization tab for full details.
Get involved and learn how you can help strengthen our system to save and help our foster and displaced children. You and your church, neighbors, businesses and civic organizations can make a difference by getting involved, volunteering, fostering and partnering directly with our partnership between FCSF and our DFCS offices throughout Georgia. We can have all eyes on our kids and have direct communication with the caseworkers to help the children. Check out the orientation tab and read about the Geogia Care Partnership
Please Join us!
Children come into the system with a reunification plan, rarely with an adoptive plan. Many are safely reunified with family, which is the primary objective of the foster care system, either with birth parents or with Grandparents or relatives. If reunification is not an option after the case goes under investigation or reunification performance is reviewed as failed, Termination of Parental rights will be the goal. At that time, the fostering family where the child has been placed for a selected amount of time may be the first option for consideration for adoption once family is ruled out. Next in line would be approved State and County homes that are waiting for 'adoption only' placements. Adoption only placements may have a long waiting list since 80% of foster children that are freed for adoption are adopted by their existing foster families.
We can help improve and support the quality and quantity of our county homes by partnering directly with DFCS to help strengthen our Georgia children and work with these families and children. You can do this by becoming a
- Resource foster parent-one that will foster and also consider adoption
- respite foster parent- a licensed foster home that will only foster short term to help give other foster parents a week or weekend off from time to time
- adoptive parent - licensed parent(s) that will take in a child once adoption is available and the child is not being adopted by their foster parents- this group will be on a waiting list.
With our communities supporting the caseworkers that are responsible every day for making the decisions for our abused children while guiding the biological families to heal and regain custody of their familiies, the system, as we know it, can be strengthened to be the best possible. We CAN do this together. 'Remember' the things you read in the news are not the whole picture. Hundreds of caseworkers do a great job each day that go unnoticed until a mistake is made. Thank a caseworker today for helping to improve the lives of children and families each day with their competent and hard work. Let's put our tax dollars to work and our support behind helping strengthening our system to make it the best.
Call Foster Care Support Foundation today to see how your company, faithbased organization or community can help
February 3rd, 2015
March 3rd 2015
New room and building location - (in the large yellow victorian house called 'The Dod' - take elevator or steps to 2nd floor, left, around the corner)
Southwest office orientation-Fulton County North Fulton county and DeKalb residents can also attend
SWSC- North Fulton county can also attend the South West Service Center orientations at
515 Fairburn Rd, SW
Atlanta, GA 30331
6pm to 8pm