As a foster care worker, I visited children in their foster homes. I managed a caseload of 15 children, and saw each child two to four times a month. I developed treatment plans for the children, wrote court reports about their progress, made sure their foster homes were safe, and provided training to foster parents. I generally worked 40-45 hours a week. The position required a Master's Degree in Social Work or a closely related field.As an adoption social worker, I interviewed adults who wanted to become adoptive parents. I completed assessments on them, and also provided them with training about the needs of children in foster care. I interviewed families approximately 10 hours, and wrote 20-page assessments detailing why I chose to recommend (or not) their approval as adoptive parents. I attended court hearings when children's adoptions were finalized. In this role, I worked 45-50 hours a week. The position required a Master's Degree in Social Work. A Master's Degree in a closely related field could only be accepted if the State allowed an exception.