* 1. Parish in which you live?

* 2. How long did you foster?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 15. I would recommend foster parenting to others.

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

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

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

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

* 20. Name (Optional)

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