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Frequently asked questions

What is a Private Agency?


Private Agencies are overseen by the State Office and have to follow strict standards when approving foster families, and ultimately the State of Georgia signs off and approves every home before foster children can be placed there.

When a child enters foster care, they are placed in the custody of the county in which they were removed from their care giver. It is then up to that county to find a foster home that is a good fit for that child. They do this by checking with their local county foster homes and also with Private Agencies in the area that might have a family available to take in a child. 

What Makes Camp Rock Different?

There are several differences between fostering through Camp Rock of Georgia and fostering directly through your local county. One of the biggest differences is the additional support and services that a Private Agency is able to offer their families. Our agency offers various supports such as Foster Parent Date Nights, Continuing Education Opportunities, onsite Counseling Center, Equine Therapy, Summer and Mentoring Camps, Christmas and Fall Day Events and a partnership with Called to Care gives you access to a clothing closet. Another difference is that with a Private Agency your family will have an additional caseworker who is an extra support during the challenges of foster care and a voice to advocate for your family and any foster children placed in your home. Our caseworkers have low caseloads in order to provide more personalized attention to your family.

We hope that this information will help you make the best decision for your family, whether it’s fostering through a Private Agency like ours or directly through your local county. We would love the opportunity to serve your family and support you as you begin the rewarding process of being a foster family.