When people decide to be foster parents, with the decision comes rights and responsibilities. The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services has enumerated a number of these rights:
To be treated as part of the child welfare team
To ensure the well-being of their family
To receive proper training and support
To receive reimbursement for covering the basic needs of the children in their care
To receive children’s medical cards and arrange for their medical care
To receive relevant information about children prior to placement
To refuse placement of a child in their home
To advocate on a child’s behalf for needed services
To request the removal of a child from their home when it is necessary for the safety or well-being of the child or other parties
To communicate with any educational or medical professionals working with a child
To assist in planning visits with the birth family
To enroll children in activities
You can learn more about the rights and responsibilities of a foster parent here.
Foster youth also have rights. Read those here.