Appendix 3G "Foster Parent Report to the Court" - Kansas

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This is a legal form that was released by the Kansas Department for Children and Families - a government authority operating within Kansas. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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  • Released on January 1, 2018;
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Foster Parent Report to the Court
State of Kansas
Appendix 3G
Department for Children and Families
Jan 2018
Prevention and Protection Services
Page 1 of 4
Re: Child Name:
Court Case Number:
To: Foster Parents
Thank you for your service as a foster parent. The court recognizes that foster parents are an essential part
of the Kansas child welfare system. Kansas law allows foster parents to provide information to the court
concerning the child(ren) in their care:
“The secretary shall notify the foster parent or parents that the foster parent or parents have a right to
submit a report. Copies of the report shall be available to the parties and interested parties. The report
written by foster parents shall be on a form created and provided by the Kansas Department for Children
and Families (DCF).” K.S.A. 38-2261.
When children have been placed by the court in the custody of the Department for Children and Families
(DCF) for out of home placement. DCF contracts with child placing agencies to provide services to
children and their families. As a part of the DCF/provider contracts child placing agencies are
responsible to notify the foster parents and parents of upcoming hearings.
Kansas law also requires that foster parents have a right to be heard at each permanency hearing which
includes permanency hearings conducted by a Citizen Review Board. The right to be heard may be done
by attending the permanency hearing and/or submitting the foster parent court report. If you choose to
submit a report to the court, please use the attached report form.
The following is the name of the Judge and the address of the court to which the report may be sent
(unless otherwise directed by the court). If the name or address changes, the updated information will be
provided to you. Notice of the hearing dates will be provided at the previous hearing or by first class mail.
Name of Judge/Recipient: ______________________________
Address of Court: ____________________________
We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to communicate your thoughts with the court.
Sincerely yours,
(This form supersedes Appendix 6B REV 1/07)
Foster Parent Report to the Court
State of Kansas
Appendix 3G
Department for Children and Families
Jan 2018
Prevention and Protection Services
Page 1 of 4
Re: Child Name:
Court Case Number:
To: Foster Parents
Thank you for your service as a foster parent. The court recognizes that foster parents are an essential part
of the Kansas child welfare system. Kansas law allows foster parents to provide information to the court
concerning the child(ren) in their care:
“The secretary shall notify the foster parent or parents that the foster parent or parents have a right to
submit a report. Copies of the report shall be available to the parties and interested parties. The report
written by foster parents shall be on a form created and provided by the Kansas Department for Children
and Families (DCF).” K.S.A. 38-2261.
When children have been placed by the court in the custody of the Department for Children and Families
(DCF) for out of home placement. DCF contracts with child placing agencies to provide services to
children and their families. As a part of the DCF/provider contracts child placing agencies are
responsible to notify the foster parents and parents of upcoming hearings.
Kansas law also requires that foster parents have a right to be heard at each permanency hearing which
includes permanency hearings conducted by a Citizen Review Board. The right to be heard may be done
by attending the permanency hearing and/or submitting the foster parent court report. If you choose to
submit a report to the court, please use the attached report form.
The following is the name of the Judge and the address of the court to which the report may be sent
(unless otherwise directed by the court). If the name or address changes, the updated information will be
provided to you. Notice of the hearing dates will be provided at the previous hearing or by first class mail.
Name of Judge/Recipient: ______________________________
Address of Court: ____________________________
We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to communicate your thoughts with the court.
Sincerely yours,
(This form supersedes Appendix 6B REV 1/07)
Foster Parent Report to the Court
State of Kansas
Appendix 3G
Department for Children and Families
Jan 2018
Prevention and Protection Services
Page 2 of 4
Child’s Name:
Foster Parent Name(s):
Date of Report:
Child’s Case Manager:
Child’s Progress:
The child’s progress described below occurred during the following timeframe:
Start Date:
End Date:
Please circle the word which best describes the child’s progress:
1.
Child’s adjustment in the home:
excellent
good satisfactory
needs improvement
2.
Child’s interaction with foster parents and family members:
excellent
good satisfactory
needs improvement
3.
Child’s interaction with others:
excellent
good satisfactory
needs improvement
4.
Child’s respect for property:
excellent
good satisfactory
needs improvement
5.
Physical condition of the child:
excellent
good satisfactory
needs improvement
6.
Emotional condition of the child:
excellent
good satisfactory
needs improvement
School status of child – attach a copy of the school report and/or grade cards to this report:
7.
(This form supersedes Appendix 6B REV 1/07)
Foster Parent Report to the Court
State of Kansas
Appendix 3G
Department for Children and Families
Jan 2018
Prevention and Protection Services
Page 3 of 4
School District:
Grade:
Grades:
Good
Fair
Poor
Attendance:
Good
Fair
Poor
Behavior:
Good
Fair
Poor
8. Describe the frequency of interactions, and any significant events which have occurred with the child’s
Case Management Team. Members should include but are not limited to parents of the child, DCF,
Guardian ad litem, and CASA:
Relationship
Type of
Frequency of
Person
to the child
Interaction
Interactions
Outcome of Interactions
9. Does the child have opportunities to engage in on-going age or developmentally appropriate activities
such as sports, music programs, and community organizations?
Yes
No
Provide a list of the opportunities:
1
2
3
4
5
(This form supersedes Appendix 6B REV 1/07)
Foster Parent Report to the Court
State of Kansas
Appendix 3G
Department for Children and Families
Jan 2018
Prevention and Protection Services
Page 4 of 4
10. Please comment on your assessment/observation regarding the overall adjustment, progress, and
condition of the child:
11. Please comment on your assessment/observations regarding any concerns and progress regarding the
parents/caregivers of the child.
12. Do you have any special concerns or comments with regard to the child not addressed by this form?
Please specify.
(This form supersedes Appendix 6B REV 1/07)
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