Unless prohibited by the Court, children are allowed to call and receive calls from their families. Discuss with the social worker whether calls are to be monitored.

Work with the birth parent regarding times and dates that are convenient for both of you. If the parent requests permission to call you collect, contact the social worker.

Discuss guidelines for collect calls (frequency, duration, etc.) The social worker must obtain permission from the Court to reimburse you for collect calls. Discuss the reimbursement process with the social worker.

Foster parents may implement reasonable "digital curfews" requiring that electronics, including cellphones, be turned off after certain hours. However, please discuss this with the agency social worker and county social worker prior to implementing.

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