January 5, 2023
The Children’s League of Massachusetts (CLM) celebrates one more 2021-2022 Session Victory: the passage of An Act Establishing a Foster Parents' Bill of Rights!
This legislation expands and codifies several key rights important to foster families, including access to training and resources; the right to appropriate communication between the Department of Children and Families (DCF), courts, and others involved with caring for the child; the right to be free from all forms of discrimination; and establishing a reasonable and prudent parenting standard. Now, the partnership between foster parents and the Department of Children and Families is strengthened, which benefits children’s’ best interests.
Please see our press release below: