I will NOT talk about any specific cases but if you have general questions-Go ahead and ask.
If this gets too crazy I will take this post down.
Thank you ladies for being kind to each other and keeping this post civil-I have to go to work-I am on post 141-and will try to get through the rest (right now there is 165 posts and I am sure many more) I will try to answer all of your questions within the next day or two-
You must have a hard job. It must be terrible seeing all of those abused and mistreated kids everyday. I couldn't do that. I would be taking them all home with me. It's the same reason my mother wouldn't let me get a job at the animal shelter.
I just remember watching Judging Amy with Maxine, who worked for CPS. Some of those kids just broke my heart and they were fictional characters.
In my state, you are not allowed to give any such information and in our training classes there were case studies presented to give foster parents "scripts" on what was appropriate information exchange and what was not allowed. I have custody of two grandkids and went through faster parent training.
I am not OP, but I would say no, unfortunately she can gossip if she wants without violating privacy laws. She sounds like she is trashy and not a very good foster parent tho :(
I made the below post, but got no responses...maybe you would know the answer...
I'm wondering if any privacy act laws are being broken or if this foster mother is just being unethical. Hopefully there are some social workers or foster families here that would know or anyone else with any knowledge about this kind of thing.
Here's the situation-
Every Friday night I take my DD to her dance classes, she is there for 2 hours and I sit in the lobby the entire time. There is a woman there who's bio-DD and 2 foster "daughters" take classes at the same time. She also has 3 other foster children with her in the lobby while classes are in session. This woman is VERY loud and can clearly be heard discussing EVERYTHING that goes on with these foster children, their bio-parents, visitation, court dates and appearances, judges rulings, counseling meetings, social worker meetings and conversations, etc. She is very negative about her opinions of these the bio-parents and how much has to do to compensate for them and the system with these children. She talks to another foster mother the entire time and it's non-stop complaining. Numerous people have walked out because this woman is so loud and distracting. I sit in shock over all of this private, personal, legal information that is being so publicly discussed with absolutely no regard even for the other foster children listening to it also.
So my question is...is this woman just being unethical and inconsiderate of the others having to hear it (especially the other foster children) or is she breaking privacy laws?