As in other areas of the law, the world of children in Foster Care is a legal world so different from all other forms of care.
In Foster Care, you have a Judge from a Court called Dependency Court.
Dependency Court is structured in such a way where the emphasis is on Social Justice.
The goal in most cases in Dependency Court is to reunify the family, once certain social and emotional tasks have been completed and the child may return to his original home if it is in the child’s Manifest Best Interests.
There are other cases where the damage inflicted on the child or children is so terribly severe that the best course of action is to terminate the parental rights of the child’s parent or sometimes of both parents. That is because it would be too harmful to permit the child to return to the individual who harmed that child.
But, in the long run, who makes those decisions?
Who determines what is really best for the particular child?
Is Foster Care better for a particular child than family care?
Attorney Anne Alper has been working with Foster children all of her adult life, even before she became an attorney. She is dedicated to the legal rights of children and works to ensure that they are helped, not further harmed by the process of being “in the Dependency System”. So many loving Foster Parents are willing to give of their love and their time in order to help children and Ms. Alper wants to be sure that the child involved is in the right setting at the right time.
This is a passion for Anne Alper, Attorney at Law. Please set up a confidential consultation if you find that you need her help in this area. It is the most important decision you can make for your child.
Anne V. Alper, Esquire… Experience, Guidance and Results