Are foster parents required to transport and supervise visits?

No. However, many caregivers prefer to transport their foster child to and from visits. Some foster parents want to help with supervision and that is okay, but foster parents are never required or expected to transport or supervise the visits.

The child’s assigned worker and caregiver should establish ongoing communication to discuss the child’s visit plan and arrangements, including transportation. This would be a good topic to discuss during the worker’s monthly visit. Sometimes visitation plans change. It’s helpful to have both the worker and caregiver prepared and ready to support the child, if the visit schedule, location, transporter, or other factors need to change.