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Foster care

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There are a group of volunteer citizens in our community that comprise the Foster Care Review Board. The members of this board are from all walks of life and share in the belief that all children in the child welfare system deserve a safe, permanent home as quickly as the law allows, so that children do not linger in foster care. The Board is tasked to conduct a six month review of the cases of children currently placed in foster care. Each member becomes familiar with the case files, the individual professionals (DHS case managers, attorneys, in-home providers) and the families in need. Each member brings their own expertise to the board and all are equal contributors in the process. The Iowa Child Advocacy Board is currently seeking additional men and women in Tama, Iowa, and Benton County to become an important part of our children’s future in this way. Call 1-877-578-8842 for more information.