Foster Care Ombudsman For Oregon

Feb 5, 2014

Foster care is meant to keep children safe and healthy, but taking kids away from their parents is tough on everyone involved: children, birth parents, and foster parents.

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There are advocates available for children, but Oregon is now about to take a further step. 

That step will be the creation of a Foster Care Ombudsman, to field calls, queries and complaints from foster children and foster parents alike. 

We talk about the duties of the yet-to-be-hired ombudsman, and how the hiring process will move ahead.