Family Interview Guide

A Guide for Foster Care and Adoption Assessors

This guide will provide sample questions to help you conduct your interviews with prospective adoptive parents and foster caregivers. It is also appropriate to use in assessing kinship care families in becoming licensed foster caregivers. These sample questions are only offered as suggested guidelines. Of course, interview questions will need to be tailored to the families being interviewed, and follow-up questions will need to be formulated based on responses from the family members. These questions will give Assessors a starting point as they gather assessment data and guide the family through a process of self-assessment in the foster care and adoption application process.

Developed by the Institute for Human Services for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program

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