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Home Study Requirements for Prospective Foster Parents
Discusses State laws and policies for licensing or approving family foster homes. A licensed family is one that is approved by the State to provide care for children and that meets basic standards of safety and is able to provide a healthy and nurturing home environment. The topics discussed include training requirements, the process for approving homes, grounds for not approving homes, kinship placements, adopting from foster care, and interjurisdictional placements. Summaries of laws and policies for all States and U.S. territories are included.
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2018). Home study requirements for prospective foster parents. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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