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Foster Care Binder – Free Printables

11/09/2017
Foster Care Binder Free Printable

Foster Care Binder – Keeping it organized

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The one thing that is certain about foster care, is there is a TON of paperwork.  Having an organized foster care binder will make your life so much easier.

There can be a lot of transition in your home as a foster parent.  Just when you are getting used to one child, they may leave and you have another placed in your home.

The social workers, doctors, visitation, and meetings are a lot to keep up with, so having a foster care binder when you can keep everything organized and easily available is so key!




I have been using this binder system for a while now, and it has really helped in my second year of fostering.  The first year without the foster care binder I was a mess.  I had papers everywhere and I couldn’t find what I needed when I needed it.

I searched online but couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for so decided to create my own, and I wanted to share it with you.

What you need

1.5 inch Binder

Zipper Binder Pouch

Different Colored Pens

USB Drive

Post it Notes

Foster Care Binder Printable – See form at bottom of this post to sign up!

 

 I created these free printables for a foster care binder.

Simply print them out and add them to a binder with dividers.  A 1.5 inch binder is a great size.  I also like to have a variety of coloured pens for the various labeling and details that I add in. Post it notes are also great to stick in the front zipper folder, if you need to jot something down quickly then transfer those details to the binder.

Foster Care Binder

  • Foster Care Pre Placement Questions
    Foster Care Pre Placement Questions
  • Basic Info on Child
    Foster Care Binder
  • Contact Sheet: This includes contact info for all workers, doctors, therapists, etc.
    Foster Care Binder
  • Medical (History and medication sheets)
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    Foster Care Binder
  • Court Records: I record what happened at court, and the next court date, what the plan is and who gave me the update.
    Foster Care Binder
    Foster Care Binder
  • Monthly Reports:  Every agency does this a bit different.  We meet with our children’s worker monthly, I know others are required to fill out a monthly form.  I designed a free printable about all the aspects of the child’s life that we will need to discuss and fill it out on there prior to the meeting, and then fill in additional notes during the meeting.
    Foster Care Binder
    Foster Care Binder
  • Plan of Care: Our agency mails us out official plans of care, so I put them here in a clear sheet.
    Foster Care Binder
  • Injuries: record any injuries and when and who you reported it to.
    Foster Care Binder
  • Visitation:  I print out their visitation calendar, and I highlight it in 3 colours to show
  1. Good Visit – No problems
  2. Problems – Late, something upsetting happened, sickness, concerning comment
  3. Cancelled or No Show

Foster Care Binder
Foster Care Binder

I also indicate on the calendar if I drove or we had a volunteer driver.  I record the name of any drivers we use, and it is also a way to help me track mileage expenses.

  • Expenses:  A sheet to keep track of any additional expenses.
    Foster Care Binder
  • Other Information: Anything Additional, or that doesn’t clearly fall into a category goes here.

Each section has some extra lined paper for notes, and some clear sheet protectors to hold any incoming documents.



All of the kid’s artwork, either gets saved or scanned and added to a flash drive that stays in a zipper pouch in the front of the binder.  I also add pictures of the child to this flash drive.

I hope these printables help you to stay more organized in your foster care journey!  Simply add your email to the box below and they will be sent your way! I hope this foster care binder covers all your needs if you have any other thoughts that would make this more helpful to you please send them my way! I want this binder to be a complete resource for you!

What you need

1.5 inch Binder

Zipper Binder Pouch

Different Colored Pens

USB Drive

Post it Notes

 


free foster care binder

 

Foster Care Binder Printables

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  • Reply
    Elycia
    04/05/2018 at 5:40 pm

    THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR! BUUTT Where is the place I should click to print? Thank you!

    • Reply
      Kait
      04/06/2018 at 4:07 am

      I sent you an email! Did you get the second page?

  • Reply
    Elycia
    04/06/2018 at 8:08 am

    The second email, that had the majority of the printables, went to spam. I found it though! THANK YOU for making this and giving it to parents to use for free!

    • Reply
      Kait
      04/08/2018 at 12:52 am

      Glad you got it! Your welcome! I hope it is helpful for you!

  • Reply
    Tara
    05/11/2018 at 2:33 am

    Hi! These look wonderful and I would like to download them, but I can’t seem to find the link. I’m already signed up for your emails and received your pre-placement questions and progress meetings sheet. Thank you!!

    • Reply
      Tara
      05/11/2018 at 2:38 am

      I found it right after I left the comment. Thank you!

  • Reply
    Leticia Guzman
    07/16/2018 at 3:26 pm

    Hi! I am tryin to download but is not doing it. Can you please send me the link.
    Thank you

  • Reply
    Amy
    09/16/2018 at 12:21 am

    These are wonderful! I went to the foster care orientation last night and I am in full preparation mode!
    Is there a way to make an editable cover sheet? I would like to store my application, training certificates,etc in the binder.

    Thanks!

    • Reply
      Kait
      09/17/2018 at 2:35 pm

      Hey Love! Sorry I got your email as well. I do not have an editable one handy but I made this binder using canva.com – under the documents section you can see the design and then edit it how you choose! Hope that helps!

  • Reply
    Catherine
    10/16/2018 at 12:13 pm

    Hi, can you please send me the link to the folder templates? They look lovely as well as practical. I just can’t see where to download them!

    Thanks x

    • Reply
      Kait
      10/16/2018 at 2:00 pm

      There is a form at the bottom of the post that you enter your email into and you will be sent 2 separate emails with all of the forms. 🙂

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