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Old 10-06-2012, 06:29 AM   #1
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Donating clothes question

Do you, as the foster home, have much contact with adopting grandparents when the parent has lost or given up custody of an infant?

Our DC provider (occasional use) is now a foster home, and has a 3 month old placement that is being adopted by his grandparents. I have two huge bags of nice clothes that would fit him perfectly. I was thinking of asking our DC provider if she thinks the grandparents would be in need of the clothes for the baby, at least nice winter clothing. I am going to see her and the LO tonight.

Thoughts? Would she have that kind of contact with the grandparents (or do they go through social/case workers?) and would it be rude of her to ask if they are in need of the clothes, etc? We were otherwise planning to donate them to a local womens/childrens shelter that is very well known in the area.

I'm not interested in parting everything out and selling it. I've kept what I want and want to donate the rest to someone in need.


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Old 10-06-2012, 07:35 AM   #2
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Re: Donating clothes question

She may have contact. I have had contact with all the relative placements my babies have gone to. I think it would be a nice thing for your DCP to ask them if they'll need clothing as she can then bring you up. I would think they'd appreciate it, but you never know.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:05 AM   #3
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It's worth a try! I am sure they would be thrilled!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:51 PM   #4
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That's very nice of you! I'm sure there would be some kind of contact even if it is limited. Even if not she can ask the case worker to.pass along the message.
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