When my son was born, DCFS took custody. His bmom went through a legal battle to be able to place him with a family through an agency (us) and won. We had visits from our agency SW and the DCFS SW for several months. Our agency's policy is open adoption (which is what we wanted), but I didn't know how DCFS felt about it. I was very worried that they might try to disrupt the adoption because they might think that contact with the bmom was not in his best interest.
Anyone have experience with this? Our adoption is finalized and we are done with family-building, but I am just wondering.
Answer by doodlebopfan at 4:30 PM on Oct. 27, 2009
When I worked CPS it was frowned on if there was a chance the child could be abused again. Sometimes it wasn't an issue and sometimes it was. If the adoptive or foster couple continued contact, against agency advice, and that child was injured....the placement family is looking at serious legal trouble. It just depended on the situation. Nothing is all black or all white. And every county in every state has different supervisors, different directors, and different ways of viewing things. Personally, I am for taking each situation as they come and recognizing each case as a unique situation with unique individuals and needs involved. That doesn't mean all case managers/agencies see it the same way.
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