Foster Parent Law Implementation Plan

How can you participate in the development of the Foster Parent Law Plan?

Association House of Chicago holds meetings in September each year to discuss revisions to the Plan and meeting in October to review the Final Plan. During the October meetings, Foster Parents are provided a Final version of the Plan and are asked to endorse the Plan. The Fiscal Year 2016 Plan will be submitted to DCFS by November 13, 2015.

What is the Foster Parent Law Plan?

It establishes public policy 20 ILCS 520 regarding the rights and responsibilities of foster parents as an essential part of the child welfare team. Association House of Chicago is responsible for developing an annual plan for implementing the plan. Department of Children and Family Services and Private Agencies are responsible for developing annual plans for the law to insure that foster parents are provided with the information and support to fulfill their responsibility to full participate as a member of the child welfare team.

Foster Parent Law Plan scheduled meeting times are as follows. All meetings will take place at Association House on the 3rd floor

Meetings to Review the Plan:

  • 9/25/15 (Friday)           @ 3pm
  • 10/2/15 (Friday)           @11am & 3pm
  • 10/9/15 (Friday)           @ 11am & 3pm

Meetings to Endorse the Plan:

  • 10/15/15 (Thursday) @ 6pm
  • 10/23/15 (Friday) @ 11am & 3pm

If you are unable to attend a meeting, you can review the plan and complete the Foster Parents Feedback Form (see below). Please email the form to tleeson@associationhouse.org, or fax it to (773) 384-0560, attention: Tina Leeson.