Parish in which you live?

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* 1. Parish in which you live?

How long did you foster?

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* 2. How long did you foster?

Have you been a foster parent for a child that was related or known to you?

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* 3. Have you been a foster parent for a child that was related or known to you?

Please indicate the age ranges you cared for by checking all that apply.

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* 4. Please indicate the age ranges you cared for by checking all that apply.

I was involved as a team member in the service and case planning for the children in my home.

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* 5. I was involved as a team member in the service and case planning for the children in my home.

I was treated professionally with courtesy, and with respect, by DCFS staff.

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* 6. I was treated professionally with courtesy, and with respect, by DCFS staff.

I believe the training I received prepared me to care for the children in my home.

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* 7. I believe the training I received prepared me to care for the children in my home.

I was satisfied with the information provided to me prior to placement.

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* 8. I was satisfied with the information provided to me prior to placement.

The case manager I worked with was available and responded to my needs.

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* 9. The case manager I worked with was available and responded to my needs.

I received the services and resources I needed to meet the needs of the children in my home.

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* 10. I received the services and resources I needed to meet the needs of the children in my home.

I was kept informed of the case progress for the children in my care.

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* 11. I was kept informed of the case progress for the children in my care.

I was given notice of and encouraged to attend court hearings for the children in my care.

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* 12. I was given notice of and encouraged to attend court hearings for the children in my care.

Opportunities were made available to work with the child's birth parents.

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* 13. Opportunities were made available to work with the child's birth parents.

When a child left my care, I was given ample time to prepare that child and my family.

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* 14. When a child left my care, I was given ample time to prepare that child and my family.

I would recommend foster parenting to others.

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* 15. I would recommend foster parenting to others.

Overall I have been satisfied with my experience as a foster parent.

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* 16. Overall I have been satisfied with my experience as a foster parent.

What initially made you decide to become a foster parent?

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* 17. What initially made you decide to become a foster parent?

What is the main reason you decided to leave foster parenting?

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* 18. What is the main reason you decided to leave foster parenting?

How can we improve the retention of foster parents?

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* 19. How can we improve the retention of foster parents?

Name (Optional)

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* 20. Name (Optional)

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