THE CLIENT’S RIGHTS
An individual that enters into an Agreement with The Agency to become a “Foster Parent” becomes a “Client” of
The Agency. This client has the right to review and access available information on a child in order to make an
informed decision regarding the acceptance of a child into their home for temporary and/or permanent placement.
At such time as an individual becomes a Client, The Agency is responsible for ensuring The Client is informed
about minimum standards for a Child Placing Agency and for Foster Family Homes. Additionally, The Agency is
responsible for providing Clients with a copy of the Foster Family Program documents and policies.
In considering the best interest of children placed in foster homes, all parties involved in child-placing decisions
(i.e. birth parents, foster parents, adoptive applicants, agency staff, professional treatment providers, etc.) will be
AGENCY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES: A copy of The Agency Policies and Procedures will be available for
review at the Administrative Offices. These policies include agency-specific policies and procedures that may or
may not necessarily be required to be provided to clients in full. Therefore, a policy binder will be available for
review through The Agency Program Director, if requested.
STATEWIDE LICENSING & SUPPORT INFORMATION: Clients will be provided with TDFPS contact
information, as well as the states web address. A client can review and monitor the agency compliance reports
through this website. Additionally, valuable resources, trainings, laws, potential changes to the laws/standards,
can be closely monitored by clients on this website. Clients are encouraged to monitor the state website on a
weekly basis for informational purposes.
GRIEVANCES & APPEALS PROCESSES
Clients will be informed of The Agency Grievance Procedures at the time of the Agreement. Clients will be
informed on how to file a complaint with the TDFPS and The Agency.
FOSTER PARENT RIGHTS
Client’s have the right to deny placement of a child.
Clients have the right to review a child’s record prior to placement and to review updated records of a
child in their home.
Clients have the right to provide input regarding decisions being made on behalf of a child in their home.
Clients have the right to participate in treatment meetings conducted on behalf of a child in their home.
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