Oh, how silly that is, at least where I am.
Some of you will probably be horrified/jealous to hear this, I actually find it horrible. Convenient for me, but horrible.
Yesterday the licensing worker came out to renew our license. To get ready for this I made sure all the fire alarms were working, the water heater was set on the appropriate temperature, the basement was free of children's toys because our foster kids are not allowed to play in our basement because we do not have an egress window, and cleaned cleaned cleaned.
So, she comes in and we sit in the kitchen. She asks if anything has changed, I said no. She has me sign the paper work I need to sign, goes into my bedroom to talk to my 9 year old son while he was watching TV in my bedroom AND paying on the ipad 2...and then she was done.
She didn't check anything. No medicine lock up, no fire alarm, didn't even glance into Lizzy's room...nothing.
Can I tell you something? No one ever does. In the past year including this visit no one has ever made sure that ANYTHING was the way it was supposed to be.
Can any of you guess why kids end up in crappy foster homes? Yeah, me either.