Is there contact with the child's parents?

It is in the children's best interests and their parents' best interests to remain in regular, on-going contact whenever possible, especially since the goal, in most cases, is for foster children to return to their families. Thus, the Juvenile Court is required to order a visitation plan that shall be as frequent as possible between the child and his or her parents, consistent with the well being of the child.

Foster parents can encourage the children's birth parents to actively pursue reunification by completing their court-ordered case plans. Additionally, foster parents can role model appropriate parent-child interactions whenever possible.

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