Do foster children return to their parents?

Most children will reunify with their parents or other family members. In these cases, the foster child will likely have on-going visits with their family and the foster parent may have some interactions with biological parents. This may include facilitating phone calls, transporting the child to a visit, or having the biological family as part of the team at treatment meetings.

Interaction with biological parents can be a scary thought for many foster parents. The IFC staff will work coordinate with DCF and provide guidelines and support around this kind of contact. Foster parents are not expected to supervise visits or invite biological family members to their home.