West Virginia Foster Parent Rights Attorney

Isner Law Office of Elkins, WV fully understands the situations that face foster parents throughout our state and stand with you as you fight for the best interest of the child or children in your care. Phil Isner can help you deal with Child Protective Services. Foster parents provide a critical service by offering loving homes which enable children to endure the hardships associated with separation from biological family. Foster families know that their dedication comes with tremendous sacrifice and selflessness, representing a commitment to make a meaningful difference in a child’s life. Learn more about your rights as a foster parent and contact Isner Law Office for legal advice and court representation statewide in West Virginia.

Be a Voice for Your Foster Child

Foster parenting involves more than providing food and shelter for a child. Advocating for the foster child is one of the rights and duties of a foster parent. The foster family is responsible for the child 24/7, and because of that, often knows the child’s current situation better than anyone else. If you need support advocating for your foster children, contact Phil Isner today.

West Virginia Foster Parent Rights

As a foster parent in West Virginia, you have certain rights that have been established by the West Virginia Legislature. The Bill of Rights for Foster and Kinship Parent Families includes, but is not limited to, the following:

– The right to be treated professionally and ethically as a provider.

– The right to maintain your own family believes and beliefs, when possible.

– The right to receive training.

– The right to have an emergency contact 24/7.

– The right to learn safety issues about the child prior to placement.

– The right to learn background about the child prior to placement.

– The right to be provided a copy of treatment and service plans.

– The right to participate and be notified of permanency planning.

– The right to communicate with other professionals regarding the child.

– The right to be notified of all Court hearings.

– The right to be notified of the final outcome of an investigation concerning the foster home and explanation of corrective action plan or policy violation.

– The right to contact the Foster Care Ombudsman.

– The right to submit a letter or report to the Court.

– The right to be considered a permanent placement, when appropriate.

– The right to receive a full copy of the Bill of Rights.

Are You a Foster Parent Dealing With CPS In WV?

If you are a foster parent dealing with child protective services in West Virginia, Isner Law Office can help. Most foster care arrangements are intended to be temporary, but a good foster parent understands a child’s welfare comes before all other concerns. As a foster parent, you might find it is in a child’s best interest to remain in your care rather than return to their biological parents. You may find yourself with questions about your rights as a foster parent. Attorney Phil Isner is skilled at navigating any situation you may find yourself in and assisting you with exercising your rights as a foster parent throughout the state of West Virginia.

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Advocating Foster Parent Rights in West Virginia

The thoughtful, compassionate, and sincere CPS attorneys at Isner Law Office have been practicing law throughout North Central West Virginia for many years. We are prepared to provide expert service and guidance for families dealing with CPS. Contact us now to schedule an initial consultation and discuss your case. Call (304) 636-7681.