Background Checks for Prospective Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Caregivers - Guam

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Who Needs Records Checks

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 19, § 4221

Prospective foster and adoptive parents are required to have background checks.

Types of Records That Must Be Checked

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 19, § 4221(c)(5); Admin. Rules Tit. 26, § 1312

The investigation of a prospective foster and adoptive parent shall include information on whether he or she has ever been a respondent in any proceeding concerning allegedly neglected, abandoned, or delinquent children.

In regulation: An adoption home study conducted by the Department of Public Health and Social Services shall include a police clearance from the place of current or previous residence.

Process for Obtaining Records Checks

This issue is not addressed in the statutes and regulations reviewed.

Grounds for Disqualification

This issue is not addressed in the statutes and regulations reviewed.