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Do foster homes have agents check on them once and a while?

Asked by iwannamakemovies (233points) March 29th, 2011

I’m writing a web series about a foster home and one of the characters is a Child Services/Social Services/something Services Agent. I know the child only sees their agent twice. When they enter foster care, and when they leave. But does anyone check on the foster homes?

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cookieman's avatar

Yes. When my wife worked for DSS, they had people who spot-checked the foster homes. Too many foster homes, not enough staff however – so the inspections were infrequent.

jca's avatar

in the county i work in there are checks a minimum of once per month.

iwannamakemovies's avatar

So in the USA, would it be any problem if the show had a designated inspector who checked as frequently as once a month?

john65pennington's avatar

In Tennessee, the foster home is checked once a month and written reports have to be filed with the state. These reports include all activities of each child in the foster home.

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