For Foster & Adoptive Parents

Foster Parent Resources

Foster Parent Resources

Foster Care Board Payments

What is the Mississippi Way2Go Card? The Mississippi Way2Go Card is a prepaid card issued by Comerica Bank. The Mississippi Way2Go Card is an electronic method for receiving your Adoption Subsidy and Foster Care Board Payment. TANF and Child Support payments may be issued on this card as well. Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services will electronically deposit your payments onto a Way2Go Card for you. Use the Mississippi Way2Go Card® mobile app, www.goprogram.com, or call 1-855-709-1079 to activate your Card and create your PIN. Be sure to have your card handy to set up your new account. You can access the MS Way2GO Card activation instructions and FAQs below for additional assistance.

MS Way2GO Card activation instructions

MS Way2GO Card FAQs

Resource Homes Monthly E-Payment Deposits (RHEPD)

This web application will allow the primary caretaker for the resource home (Foster and Adoption) to sign on and see the monthly payment amount deposited to their Way2Go Card account on the 15th of each month.

Monthly Deposits Login

Resource Parent Board Schedule

Resource Board Payment Schedule

Above and Beyond Survey

When one of our staff goes above and beyond for your family or the children placed in your home, please let us know about it using the link below. We want to be sure to recognize our staff members when they make an impression on you. 

Above and Beyond Survey

Foster Parent Newsletter

MDCPS is excited to announce our new Foster Parent Newsletter.  These monthly newsletters will provide information on upcoming events, updates to policy and procedure, and the monthly support group listing.  This is one way that MDCPS communicates valuable information to our foster parents.    

If you aren’t receiving the Newsletter emails and want to be added to the list or if you would like to learn more about starting a support group in your area, please email FPsupport@mdcps.ms.gov for more information.   

February 2024 Newsletter

January 2024 Newsletter

December 2023 Newsletter

Archived Foster Parent Updates and Support Group Listings

August 26, 2022, Foster Parent Update

July 29, 2022, Foster Parent Update

June 2023 Foster Parent Support Group Schedule

May 2023 Foster Parent Support Group Schedule

March 2023 Foster Parent Support Group Schedule

January 2023 Foster Parent Support Group Schedule

Foster Parent Bill of Rights

As a foster parent, you have certain rights.

  • A clear understanding of your role while providing care and the roles of the birth parent(s) and the placement agency with respect to the child in your care.
  • The opportunity to develop confidence in making day-to-day decisions in regard to the child.
  • The opportunity to learn and grow in your vocation through planned education in caring for the child.
  • Respect, consideration, trust, and value as a family who is making an important contribution to CPS’ objectives.

The Foster Parent Bill of Rights, which was adopted during the 2023 Mississippi Legislative Session,  provides an outline of the rights and responsibilities of foster families.  Please click the link below for the full document.  

Foster Parent Bill of Rights

Foster Parent Grievance Policy

Foster parents are vital to the work we do to support Mississippi’s children. MDCPS strives to provide information, resources, and guidance to all foster families. Should you have concerns regarding the rights afforded under the Foster Parents’ Bill of Rights, please complete the grievance form so that our team can assist your family and address your concerns.

Foster Parent Grievance Policy

Foster Parent Grievance Online Form

Foster Parent Grievance Printable Form

 

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