Cherokee County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association
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This page is exclusively for Region 3 Foster & Adoptive Parents. The purpose of this is so that you can have better access to information that is not readily available to the general public. DFCS will be sending us announcements and general information to post and it will be updated as needed.
BARTOW COUNTY Organization Chart (Updated 1/13)
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HARALSON COUNTY Organization Chart (Updated 1/13)
PAULDING COUNTY Organization Chart (Updated 1/13)
POLK COUNTY Organization Chart (Updated 1/13)
Foster Parents Bill of Rights / Grievance Procedure
Foster parents play a vital role in Georgia's efforts to care for children. Central to these efforts is an effective and strong partnership between DFCS and foster parents. Strengthening this partnership, Governor Sonny Perdue signed into law the Foster Parents Bill of Rights on May 5, 2004. Georgia is one of nine states that have a legal Bill of Rights for its foster parents. The Bill of Rights officially became law on July 1, 2004. The twenty-three rights include issues such as non-discrimination, disclosure of information, financial reimbursement and case planning for children.
The remedy for any rights violations is through the Foster Parent Grievance Procedure. While DFCS is committed to foster parents and the Bill of Rights, a process to address any violations of the Bill of Rights has been established. This three-step process, which begins at the county level, and can proceed to the State Division Director and the State Mediation Committee, is the only remedy for violations of law. For the full text of the bill, please visit the state legislature's website at http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2003_04/search/hb1580.htm.
For a full explanation of the grievance procedure and applicable forms, please see the associated document's below.
Cherokee County Foster or Adoptive Parent Association (ccfapa.org)
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Last Edited: Monday, January 28, 2013