Although this may not be logical, it is easy to understand why a parent might resent a stranger raising their child.
It can be too difficult to sustain positive, ongoing interactions between foster and biological parents. Also, the foster parent often has other children at home and so is unavailable to do drives. These are a few of the reasons why we might need drivers to take children to visits.
These visits can be very emotional for foster children. A good driver can provide some consistency and a safe place for the children before and after their visit. While we do not encourage our drivers to do any ‘counselling’ with the children, drivers often sing songs, play games, provide musical tapes or colouring books in the car. Just knowing that they will be seeing a positive, caring adult can be important.