Foster parents must consult with the agency social worker and child’s county social worker or parent regarding religious affiliation or attendance, dedications, baptisms, and any other religious activities.

Religious beliefs, including celebrations, music, holidays, and customs, must be respected and maintained during placement.

Many creative plans have been developed by foster parents, social workers, and parents to handle this important consideration.

If a foster parent has a religious objection towards celebration of holidays or birthday, notify the agency, so that the agency may make plans for the child on that day. 

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