California juvenile law attorney Michael McGlinn explains 4 important issues that every foster parent should be aware of and how they may affect your home.
As a foster parent, you are taking a child and giving them a loving home so they may grow up into a morally responsible adult. The most important thing to note is that foster parents can be accused of sexual abuse and this can greatly affect someone's life. It's important to know if your foster child has had a history of abuse, a history of accusing people of abuse, and that all steps are taken to ensure no actions by the foster parents are deemed as inappropriate. You can be charged with these acts and face criminal prosecution. A foster parent can also be stripped of their foster home license by the court and these actions can be contested by you. Another thing a foster parent needs to know is that a lawyer can assist in the official adoption of a foster child and we can definitely help you with this. Watch the video now to learn more. For more information about juvenile law and my firm, visit our educational website at juvenilelawcenter.com, where you can view our news feed updating you with current laws. If you have legal questions, I want you to call me at (619) 291-5115. I welcome your call.