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📝 Do you use written agreements with your families? Why or why not? 📝

Last week we asked you "During an interview, what questions do you always ask families, to make sure they will be a good match? " We had a record number of answers! This week our question is from Sydnee C:   Do you use written agreements with your families?  Why or why not? 


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