Foster homes are often like the prize in a cracker jack box. You are excited at the potential, anticipate the finding, and expect them to be great. But just like the press on tattoos in the cracker jack, foster homes can often be disappointing when compared to your expectations.
So what’s an organization to do when a foster just isn’t living up to your expectations? Maybe they aren’t showing up to events, providing the updates, or following your protocols. Or maybe they are rude to your team or not treating potential adopters in the way that best represents your organization. Whatever the cause you know that you cannot just ignore the situation but you’ll need to approach it carefully to not make the problem worse.