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Foster Parent Representation

Foster Parent Representation in Folsom

Representing Foster Parents & Their Children

Foster parents have a big job filled with responsibilities and obligations, but often lack the legal rights they need to properly care for and address issues related to their foster child. As a foster parent, you love and care for your child as if he or she was your own. Whether you are seeking to adopt your foster child or to resolve a dispute with a family member, the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. can help.

Our foster parent attorneys in Folsom understand the emotional toll that an issue regarding your foster parent status can have on your family. We are here to put our experience and skill to work for you.

Give us a call at (916) 794-4576 or contact us online to discuss your situation with our team. We serve Folsom, Northern California, and surrounding counties.

Foster Parent Rights

The federal Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) was passed by Congress in 1997. This Act gave foster parents – including pre-adoptive parents and relatives caring for children – the right to be heard in certain court hearings about the foster child in their home.

To receive federal foster care funds, juvenile courts in every state must give foster parents “notice of, and opportunity to be heard in, any review or hearing to be held with respect to the child.”

This means that the child’s current foster parents must be given the chance to let the child’s judge know information they believe will help the court in making decisions about the child.

By passing this section of the federal law, Congress recognized that foster parents and relatives caring for children often have valuable information that will help the court in making its decisions.

Other Options

Foster parents are also eligible to file for de facto parent status and/or prospective adoptive parent status, which may help to elevate their position in a juvenile court proceeding. Our firm can help you navigate the process required to obtain either of these statuses.

Adopting a Foster Child

Quite often, foster parents feel so attached to their foster child that they wish to bring them into the family permanently. If you would like to adopt your foster child, our Folsom foster representation attorneys can help. The process can be complex, so it is best to work with a skilled attorney who you can trust. At the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C., we work hard to help you find the resolution you are seeking.

Contact us at (916) 794-4576 to learn more about your rights and options as a foster parent.

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    Thank you for all your work and support on my file I appreciate everything you have done for me and all the recommendations you gave me. You truly helped me through one of the most difficult times and helped me get to a better place. I will always be thankful that you represented me.

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