In a previous article, THOSE CRAPPY CASE WORKERS, I shared some insights into the job of a case worker. I am not naïve to think that though their jobs are tough and come with a price emotionally, physically and mentally, that there are not inadequate case workers. With any branch of the foster care system, there is good and not so good. And sometimes there is downright terrible. Foster parents are not immune to this. I wish I could tell you that I have sat in trainings and every foster parent in the room was stellar. I wish I could tell you that every foster parent I have shared a sibling group with was the cream of the crop. I wish I could tell you that children are always safe in foster care. I wish I could tell you that children are always loved, nurtured and valued during their time in foster care. However, this is not always the case. I’ve experienced some of these foster parents myself.