The written word has power. Foster parents need to keep a record. The strongest material you can have in defending against allegations or advocating for your foster child is a well-documented daily journal.
Defending Against Allegations
The site www.nfpcar.org is a 'must' for foster parents who feel they have been falsely accused of child abuse.
The United States foster care system has a higher turnover rate than most fast food industries....Why are foster parents leaving? Of all the reasons, the biggest by far is that they are treated poorly.
It’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to me,” said one parent about the time her foster daughter filed an abuse allegation against her.
Foster parents are especially vulnerable to charges of child abuse and neglect. No matter the source or the merit of the charges or how absurd they appear, they must be taken seriously.