Support During Investigations


Foster parents or adoptive parents may have an Adoptive and Foster Parent Association of Georgia (AFPAG) advocate present at all portions of investigations of abuse and neglect at which an accused foster parent is present. Foster and adoptive parents are provided with a “Notification of Rights” brochure at the initial CPS investigation meeting, which informs them of their right to an advocate and instructions on requesting an advocate. CPS investigations including applicable response timeframes are not impacted by the presence or absence (if requested by the foster parent) of advocates.