Home Study Requirements for Prospective Foster Parents - Guam

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Who May Apply

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Training Requirements

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Minimum Standards for Foster Homes

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 10, § 2407

The Department of Public Health and Social Services shall adopt minimum standards for licensing. The standards shall be applicable to all child care facilities, including all foster family homes. The standards shall include the following:

  • The operation and conduct of the facility and responsibility it assumes for child care
  • The character, suitability, and qualifications of the applicant and other persons directly responsible for the care and welfare of children served
  • The general financial ability and competence of the applicant to provide necessary care for children and to maintain prescribed standards
  • The number of individuals or staff required to ensure adequate supervision and care of the children
  • The appropriateness, safety, cleanliness, and general adequacy of the premises, including maintenance of adequate fire prevention and health standards in conformance to existing territorial laws to provide for the physical comfort, care, and well-being of children received
  • Provisions for food, clothing, educational opportunities, programs, equipment, and individual supplies to ensure the healthy physical, mental, and spiritual development of children served
  • Provisions to safeguard the legal rights of children
  • Maintenance of records pertaining to the admission, progress, health, and termination of care of children
  • Discipline of children
  • Protection and fostering of the particular religious faith of the children

Approval Process

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 10, § 2405

Application for a license to operate a foster family home shall be made to the department upon forms furnished by it.

Upon filing of the application, the department shall examine the home of the applicant. The examination may be made by the Social Services Division or persons designated by the department as its agent for that purpose. If, upon examination, the department is satisfied that the applicant and his or her home reasonably meet the qualifications and standards for which application for license is made, it shall issue a license to the applicant.

Grounds for Withholding Approval

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Kinship Foster Care

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Foster to Adopt

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Interjurisdictional Approval

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Links to Resources

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