Understanding the Differences Between State and Private Foster Care Agencies

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State vs Private Foster Care Agencies
State agency or private agency? This is the question many foster and adoptive parents have to answer before becoming licensed. Here's what you can expect, as well as the pros and cons of each type.

When it comes to getting involved in foster care and adoption, many people wonder about the differences between a state and private agency. Often, one of the first decisions a family makes when embarking on their foster care/adoption journey is with which agency they will work. Understanding the differences between state and private foster care agencies is essential.

Note: Each state child welfare system operates differently. While many families have the option of choosing between a state or private agency, some states do not provide this option. It is important that you research what kind of system operates in your state. Then, read below for special considerations whether you have a choice or you do not have a choice.

Defining State vs. Private Agencies

According to state statutes, state agencies have the authority to license foster/adoptive families and issue certificates. Every state has a child welfare office. The state also has custody of all children in foster care. 

On the other hand, private agencies are private businesses. They go on record with the Secretary of State that they are conducting foster care and adoption business. And they must apply for approval. The state then reviews the private agency’s request and determines whether it will approve the private agency for foster care only or for both foster care and adoption. 

The Pros and Cons of Each Agency Type

People have many different thoughts and opinions about the pros and cons of working with the state agency versus a private agency. Experiences can differ greatly. When families have an option between the two, it is crucial that they select the type of agency that is the best fit for them. 

State Agency Pros

A major pro of working with the state agency is that they are the ones who have custody of all the children entering foster care. State agencies and caseworkers know the children. Working directly with the agency that has the statutory authority to operate foster care and adoption can be a pro. 

Another pro of working with the state agency is that the government wants to engage families to help make a difference. The state agency equips foster families so that they can impact the lives of children who are temporarily in foster care and their biological families. For the most part, a state agency wants to do its work as expeditiously as possible. 

State Agency Cons

A con of working with the state agency is that it does not have an unlimited amount of resources. Although taxpayer dollars cover the cost of caseworkers, administrators, and the processes, there is a limited amount of money to hire casework staff. As a result, state child welfare workers often have large caseloads.

With as many as 25 or 35 cases on their caseload, a state worker may not be readily available to answer questions from foster families. They are often busy, working on their cases away from the office.

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Another con of working with the state agency is that it is a bureaucracy. There are layers of administration. Caseworkers have supervisors, and supervisors have administrators.

There is a chain of command that certain decisions must be sent up before a foster family can get an answer. It may take hours or days. The state agency is methodical, and they have processes that they must follow. This style of communication may be a con for some families.

Private Agency Pros

Because private agencies are managed on a smaller scale, they often have a streamlined system and can more easily turn on a dime. For example, if there are three or four families that want to move forward in becoming a foster or adoptive family, the private agency could likely set up an individualized plan for the families to move through the process quickly. On the other hand, a state agency cannot often make these types of arrangements. Private agencies are more nimble.

Private agencies are also more focused on relationship building. Because social workers at a private agency might have a lighter caseload, they can invest more time into their relationships with families. Private agencies also look at prospective foster/adoptive families holistically. They will take everything into consideration and equip you accordingly. A state agency is often not able to do this as well. 

Private Agency Cons

There are some cons to working with a private agency. Private agencies are required to follow the rules of working with the state government. However, some private agencies seek to bend the rules. The state government does not take that lightly.

When private agencies do not follow the spirit and the letter of the law, they set up families for getting in trouble. And in seeking the bend the rules, private agencies might send mixed messages. This is extremely unhelpful to foster/adoptive families. If a private agency is lax about the rules, it also runs the risk of losing its license to conduct foster care and adoption business. 

Expectations

Prospective foster or adoptive families can expect different things depending on whether they work with a state agency or a private agency. Knowing the differences between the two types of agencies helps keep expectations realistic. Here are some additional expectations a family can have when working with a state versus a private agency.

State Agency Expectations

When a family works with a state agency, they can expect a couple of things. Firstly, families can expect the truth. While a state worker can only tell a family what they know about a case, they are obligated to be truthful and share what information they do know. They might not know everything about a case, but that they do know, they will tell. Secondly, families can expect that the state will be clear about the rules. Thirdly, the state agency will tell families where to find resources because they want them to be equipped with as much information as possible.

A state agency will tell families that it is critical that they go to training, keep records, sign up for respite care, and more. A state agency will explain the reasoning behind the forms and meetings they require. They will also emphasize the importance of self-care for a family. A state agency wants families to be the best they can be when they welcome a child or sibling set into their home. 

Private Agency Expectations

A private agency will say something similar to what a state worker would say. Private agencies will stress how families are a resource to the children in their community. They will say that it is important to ask questions, have support, and show up for meetings. With both state and private agencies, every meeting has a purpose.

Just like a state agency, private agencies will emphasize the importance of self-care. However, a private agency may go one step further. If you are married, a private agency may encourage you to take care of your marriage. They will tell you not to neglect your spouse, your marriage, or any children already in your home. This is because a private agency is more likely to look at your family holistically than a state agency.

Payments

payment for private vs state foster care agencies

For prospective foster/adoptive families who are deciding between working with a state or private agency, one important factor is payments. Typically, when it comes to making a payment for becoming a foster or adoptive parent, state agencies do not charge. While there are still things a family will need to pay for, such as a background check or physical, the actual work of the state agency is covered by taxpayer dollars. 

On the other hand, private agencies may have a list of fees they would potentially charge a family. These fees are in addition to the payments a family will have to make to meet the requirements of licensing. It is important that prospective foster/adoptive families discuss payment structures with private agencies so they can be aware of the processes.

For Those Who Have an Option

Many prospective foster/adoptive families have an option of whether they want to work with a state or private agency. In many states, there are both private agencies and a state child welfare office. If you have the option between state or private agencies, consider the following:

  1. What type of office is closest to you? Is it state or private? This may play a part in what decision is best for your family. 
  2. Are you a relational person? If relationship-building is important to you, private agencies may have more time and energy to invest in a relationship. Consider whether that would be best for your family. 
  3. Does your faith motivate your decision to foster/adopt? If so, working with a faith-based private agency may be best. They will work to fan the flame of your prayer life and support your family’s spiritual wellbeing.

If you have the choice between a state or private agency, you should go to the orientation meeting for both. Come with questions to ask. You will want to meet and get to know the people that you will spend the next many months with. Training can last as many as 10-12 weeks, and you will want to be comfortable with the people you are spending so much time with. Evaluate whether they are like-minded and respectful to your family. Do you feel seen and appreciated as a resource instead of just another number in their system? Remember, it should be a good fit for you.

For Those Who Do Not Have an Option

Because child welfare is run by states in the U.S., there are 50 different ways for the system to operate. There are some states that are state-operated. Others are state-run but county-operated. Some states have regional systems. Other states have a privatized system.

Only Option: State Agency
state vs private foster care agency

In some states in the U.S., the state child welfare office does not offer contracts for foster care and adoption to private licensed agencies. In those states, you must work with the state agency. Do not be dismayed if this was not your preference. Regardless of what agency you work with, there are children that need you. Be open-minded as you attend the orientation meeting and training meetings. Be attentive to what God is telling you as you prepare to serve the children and families.

Only Option: Private Agency

Some states contract out their foster care and adoption work to private agencies. In these privatized systems, you may have several child placing agencies to choose from. Researching multiple agencies can help you find the best fit for you and your family. It is important that you participate in the orientation class, gather information, and meet the people you will be working with. 

Final Thoughts

Do the research about what kind of system is operating in the state in which you reside. Go online and ask the question: “How can I become a foster parent in my state?” You will find information about your state’s foster care system, whether they have a state agency only, a hybrid system, or a privatized system. Every state is different. For more information about foster care and adoption, visit WaitNoMore.org.

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Debra Fileta

Debra Fileta is a licensed professional counselor specializing in relationship and marital issues. She is also a public speaker and the author of multiple books, including Married SexChoosing Marriage: Why It Has to Start With We > Me, Love in Every Season, and Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are, How You’re Doing, and Why It Matters. Debra’s popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, and her Love + Relationships podcast reach millions of people each year offering guidance on topics including love, sex, and marriage.

Love in Every Season: Understanding the Four Stages of a Healthy Relationship

Every relationship goes through four life-changing seasons: Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter. Each season plays an important role in taking your relationship to the next level. And depending on how you navigate each season, your relationship will either flourish and grow, or it will slowly die. Whether you’re single, dating, engaged or married, join licensed professional counselor and relationship expert, Debra Fileta as she takes you on an eye-opening psychological and spiritual journey through the four seasons that she has observed in every healthy relationship.

How a Former Abortion Doctor Became Pro-Life

As an abortion doctor at Planned Parenthood, Dr. Patti Giebink believed she was helping women. Later, she began reading scripture and God gradually changed her heart on the abortion issue. Patti tells the story of her long journey from abortion doctor to pro-life and encourages listeners to share the message of life with compassion.

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Mrs. Patti Giebink

Dr. Patti Giebink is an OB-GYN who serves on the board of the Alpha Center, a well-known pregnancy center located in Sioux Falls, S.D. She also travels intermittently to work in mission hospitals in Pakistan and other countries. After completing her medical training, Dr. Giebink worked for Planned Parenthood from 1995-1997, during which she was the only abortion-provider in the state of South Dakota. She eventually experienced a radical change of heart on the issue of abortion after receiving God’s grace, forgiveness, and love, and she is now a passionate advocate for the pro-life movement.

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Unexpected Choice: An Abortion Doctor’s Journey to Pro-Life

Unexpected Choice is told from the perspective of a doctor who actually performed abortions through Planned Parenthood. The book chronicles her journey from being a pro-choice physician to someone speaking on behalf of the pro-life movement.

Giving up Sugar, Tasting God's Goodness

As a latchkey kid, Wendy Speake turned to sugar for comfort. Every Friday, she would pedal to the candy show and use her allowance to fill her bag with candy. And one day, when she was older and a mom of three young boys, she came to realize that she was still “pedaling” away from her stress and using sugar as comfort, instead of turning to Jesus. She was joyless, worn out, tired, and in need of a change. In this interview, Wendy will challenge Christians to take 40 days to focus on fasting from something they turn to instead of Jesus for comfort. She invited people to break free from a dependence on sugar and taste the goodness of God.

Author Wendy Speake smiling as she holds up her book "The 40-Day Social Media Fast"

Mrs. Wendy Speake

With a background in Hollywood as a trained actress, Wendy Speake ministers to women as a bible teacher by applying the power of drama, poetry and comedy to the study of Scripture and real-life application of biblical truths. She has co-authored two books with Amber Lia titled Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses and their latest, Parenting Scripts: When What You’re Saying Isn’t Working, Say Something New. Wendy is also the co-author (with Kelli Stuart) of Life Creative: Inspiration for Today’s Renaissance Mom.

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The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation

Welcome to the 40-Day Sugar Fast, a fast that begins with us giving Jesus our sugar and ends with Jesus giving us himself–the only thing that can ever truly satisfy our soul’s deep hunger. On this 40-day journey you’ll learn how to stop fixating on food and other things you use to fill the voids in life and instead fix your eyes on Christ. Anyone who runs to sugar for comfort or a reward, who eats mindlessly or out of boredom, who feels physically and spiritually lethargic, or who struggles with self-control will discover here not only freedom from their cravings but an entirely new appetite for the good things God has for us.

Understanding the Root of Your Child's Misbehavior - Part 1

Often, children act out because they are used to getting attention through bad behavior. Dr. Kevin Leman offers advice to help parents transform their child’s behavior. He discusses the benefits of allowing your kids to learn from real-life consequences and describes the importance of understanding your child’s temperament based on his birth order.

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known family psychologist and an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author. He is also a popular public speaker and media personality who has made countless guest appearances on numerous radio and TV programs. Dr. Leman has written more than 50 books including The Birth Order BookHave a New Kid by Friday and Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours.

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Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

Tantrums. Talking back. Throwing toys or food. Meltdowns. Slamming doors. Kids know just how to push your buttons. You’ve tried all sorts of methods, but nothing seems to work. In this book, Dr. Kevin Leman reveals exactly why kids misbehave and how you can turn that behavior around with practical, no-nonsense strategies that really work . . . and are a long-term win for both of you.

Understanding the Root of Your Child's Misbehavior - Part 2

Often, children act out because they are used to getting attention through bad behavior. Dr. Kevin Leman offers advice to help parents transform their child’s behavior. He discusses the benefits of allowing your kids to learn from real-life consequences and describes the importance of understanding your child’s temperament based on his birth order.

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known family psychologist and an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author. He is also a popular public speaker and media personality who has made countless guest appearances on numerous radio and TV programs. Dr. Leman has written more than 50 books including The Birth Order BookHave a New Kid by Friday and Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours.

Bundle of Why Your Kids Misbehave

Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

Tantrums. Talking back. Throwing toys or food. Meltdowns. Slamming doors. Kids know just how to push your buttons. You’ve tried all sorts of methods, but nothing seems to work. In this book, Dr. Kevin Leman reveals exactly why kids misbehave and how you can turn that behavior around with practical, no-nonsense strategies that really work . . . and are a long-term win for both of you.

Loving Your Spouse Through the Seasons of Marriage - Part 2

Debra Fileta has identified the four seasons of marriage that correspond with our natural seasons – spring (new life and new love), summer (things get hot!), fall (showing our true colors), and winter (long days ahead). In this interview, she will help couples better understand the four seasons of healthy relationships, what to expect during each one, and how to carefully navigate them for a stronger marriage.

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Debra Fileta

Debra Fileta is a licensed professional counselor specializing in relationship and marital issues. She is also a public speaker and the author of multiple books, including Married SexChoosing Marriage: Why It Has to Start With We > Me, Love in Every Season, and Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are, How You’re Doing, and Why It Matters. Debra’s popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, and her Love + Relationships podcast reach millions of people each year offering guidance on topics including love, sex, and marriage.

Love in Every Season: Understanding the Four Stages of a Healthy Relationship

Every relationship goes through four life-changing seasons: Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter. Each season plays an important role in taking your relationship to the next level. And depending on how you navigate each season, your relationship will either flourish and grow, or it will slowly die. Whether you’re single, dating, engaged or married, join licensed professional counselor and relationship expert, Debra Fileta as she takes you on an eye-opening psychological and spiritual journey through the four seasons that she has observed in every healthy relationship.

Reconciling Faith and Science in a Medical Crisis

Dr. Lee Warren is a neurosurgeon who has faced many heavy challenges in his life – from serving in the Iraq War to removing deadly brain tumors to experiencing the loss of a teenage son. He’ll share about his difficult quest to find answers to some of life’s toughest questions, while holding onto his faith in God and the sure hope of heaven

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Dr. Lee Warren

W. Lee Warren, M.D., is a brain surgeon , inventor, Iraq War veteran, and author of I’ve Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon’s Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know, winner of the Christian Book Award®. His previous book, No Place to Hide, was included on the 2015 U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff’s Recommended Reading List. Dr. Warren has appeared on The 700 Club and the CBS Evening News, and his writings have been featured in Guideposts magazine. His Dr. Lee Warren Podcast, which is heard in more than 60 countries, helps listeners use the power of neuroscience, faith, and common sense to change their lives.

Cover image of Dr. Lee Warren's book "I've Seen the End of You"

I've Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon's Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know

This gripping inspirational memoir grapples with the tension between faith and science—and between death and hope—as a seasoned neurosurgeon faces insurmountable odds and grief both in the office and at home.

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 1

Jodie Berndt loves to pray for her children. She’s been doing that for the past thirty years. Now she helps other parents to talk to God, asking for the salvation of their kids, and for wisdom, self-discipline, purpose, a future and much more. She offers fun and practical encouragement that moms and dads can put to work immediately in their daily lives as they prepare their children for a life in Christ.

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Jodie Berndt

Jodie Berndt is a public speaker, a Bible teacher, and the the author of 10 books. Find out more about Jodie and get some free resources (including printable prayer cards and calendars) at her website, jodieberndt.com.

Cover image of Jodie Berndt's book "Praying the Scriptures for Your Children"

Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

You will discover how using the Bible to shape your desires and requests opens the door to God’s provision—and frees us from things like worry and fear in our parenting! This expanded edition of the bestseller features updated content on issues like technology and identity, and comes with new material designed to invite children into the family prayer circle. Purchase now and receive 10% off your product.

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 1

Rhonda Stoppe describes her early motherhood challenges of raising a son, which was intimidating to her. She found help through group of older women mentors. She urges moms to see their role as ministry in shaping sons to be good and godly men. Rhonda outlines several practical suggestions to moms about spiritual training, how to communicate with boys, and supporting the father-son relationship as a wife.

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Rhonda Stoppe

Drawing upon 35 years of experience as a mentor, pastor’s wife, and homeschool mom, Rhonda Stoppe offers encouragement and guidance to women as an author and public speaker. She is popularly known as the “No Regrets Woman,” as she is especially passionate about helping women live life without regrets. Rhonda’s books include Moms Raising Sons to Be MenReal Life Romance, and The Marriage Mentor, which she co-authored with her husband, Steve.

Cover image of Rhonda Stoppe's book "Moms Raising Sons to be Men"

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

Mothers of boys have the special calling to shape future men of God. Popular speaker Rhonda Stoppe, mom to two sons, knows this opportunity is a challenge, a joy, and probably the most important work of a woman’s life. Drawing from years of experience, this inspirational resource will revive the faithfulness and fortitude a woman needs to partner with God as they shape the character and heart of a future godly man.

Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage Part 1

They were both convinced they had married the wrong person. From almost the very beginning of their marriage, Amber and Guy Lia experienced various tensions and personality clashes related to house cleaning, backseat driving, workaholism, and intimacy. In this two-day Focus on the Family broadcast, Amber and Guy discuss how they bravely faced the triggers head-on, and committed to working on their own relationships with Jesus. As you listen to the Lia’s story, you’ll feel hope that you, too, can see real marriage transformation!

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Mr. and Mrs. Guy and Amber Lia and Mrs. Jean Daly

Amber Lia is a work-at-home mom, blogger, public speaker, and co-author of two best-selling books. Her husband, Guy, is a former TV, feature film, and VFX development and production executive who has worked on popular TV shows and films. Guy and Amber own Storehouse Media Group, a faith- and family-friendly TV and film production company based in Los Angeles,

Cover image of the book "Marriage Triggers" by Guy and Amber Lia

Marriage Triggers: How You and Your Spouse Can Exchange Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses

A husband-wife team offers practical advice for married couples to end the cycle of reactionary arguments by examining the most common issues that trigger disagreements and apply God’s Word to radically transform relationships.

What to Do When You're Not Okay - Part 1

Life can be pretty stressful. Between work, relationships, and other obligations, the pressure builds, and we lose sight of who we are. Counselor Debra Fileta helps you better understand your emotions, assess your mental, physical, and spiritual health, and intentionally pursue a path to wellbeing. In dealing with anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, Debra understands the importance of self-examination as well as the benefits of seeking professional help. She offers biblically-based advice, tools, and encouragement to help you get on a path toward healing and wholeness.

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

Debra Fileta is a licensed professional counselor specializing in relationship and marital issues. She is also a public speaker and the author of multiple books, including Married SexChoosing Marriage: Why It Has to Start With We > Me, Love in Every Season, and Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are, How You’re Doing, and Why It Matters. Debra’s popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, and her Love + Relationships podcast reach millions of people each year offering guidance on topics including love, sex, and marriage. Debra resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, John, and their four children.

Are You Really Okay?

Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are

In Are You Really OK? author and licensed counselor Debra Fileta challenges you to get real with who you are and how you’re doing spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically so you can recognize where you need growth and healing.

Navigating a Toxic Culture with Your Daughter - Part 1

As a pediatrician, Dr. Meg Meeker has seen thousands of girls come through her office through the years. They struggle with eating issues, sexual identity, social media…and many other challenges in this toxic culture. Dr. Meeker will encourage parents to invest love and time in their daughters and develop their character to give them the best opportunity for a bright future, all rooted in a spiritual foundation. The discussion also includes healthy feminism vs. toxic feminism

Mrs. Meg Meeker

Dr. Meg Meeker is a pediatrician who is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on parenting, teens and children’s health. With appearances on numerous nationally syndicated radio and TV programs, her popularity as a an expert on key issues confronting families has created a strong following across America. Her work with countless families over the years served as the inspiration behind her best-selling books which include Strong Fathers, Strong DaughtersStrong Mothers, Strong Sons and The Ten Habits of Happy Mothers

Cover image of Dr. Meg Meeker's book "Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture"

Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture: 11 Steps to Keep Her Happy, Healthy, and Safe

Meg Meeker has been a pediatrician for more than thirty years, is a mother and a grandmother, and has seen it all. She knows what makes for strong, happy, healthy young women–and what puts our daughters at risk. Combining that experience with her famous common sense, she explains the eleven steps that will help your daughter–whether she’s a toddler or a troubled teen–to achieve her full human potential.

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Newest Release - Episode 1: The Truth About Life!

In this episode, we will tackle tough questions like, “When does life begin?” and “What does the Bible
say about Life?” You’ll discover and understand the stages of pre-born life and that babies are more than
just a clump of cells!

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