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Adoption Reference Letter Format
Adoption Reference Letter Format
DSS-CP-508-11/05
REFERENCE FORM – FOSTER CARE/ADOPTION/KINSHIP CARE
gave your name to the Department of Social Services to
contact as a reference. They are applying to be licensed as a
Foster Home, approved as an Adoptive Home, or to provide care to
child(ren) that are related to them (Kinship Care). Please answer
the following questions to help us assess this family’s
interpersonal skills and their ability to care for children.
When you have completed the form, please return it to:
1. How long have you known the applicants, and in what
capacity
2. Have you ever been in the family’s home How often, and
under what circumstances
3. Describe the family relationships in the home. How do
family members relate to each other; spouse to spouse,
parent to child, child to parent, child to child
4. Describe how the applicants relate to others in the
community. What activities are they involved in, how do
they relate to the school, what are their
communication/interaction skills
5. Are you aware of this family (or individual members of the
family) having any past experience in caring for children
In what capacity Did they demonstrate any specific areas
of strength or weakness Please explain.
6. Describe the discipline the applicants use for their own
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