Have you ever asked your caseworker or social worker this question? I've always wondered how many children the average social worker has on his or her case load. I have yet to ask.
This past weekend I finally watched the Episode of Our America that focused on foster care. I don't know how many children the average foster care social worker is responsible for, this show focused on LA county, one of the social workers they spoke with had 43 children to visit with and file paper work on! Can you imagine. There are on average 22-23 weekdays in the average month, I can see why making all of your home visits may be challenging. I know some of those children may be siblings in the same home, but still this seems like too many children for one social worker to manage care for.
I'm going to ask my social workers, our agency worker and our DH$ social worker, how many children they have next time they are out.
Have you asked your social worker this question? I would love to hear the answers.