Home Study Requirements for Prospective Foster Parents - Northern Mariana Islands

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Who May Apply

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Training Requirements

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Minimum Standards for Foster Homes

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Approval Process

Citation: N.M.I. Comm. Code Tit. 1, § 2374(h)

The Division of Youth Services shall investigate and certify all prospective foster parents and homes for the placement of juveniles by the Commonwealth court or the division. The certification shall be consistent with criteria to be promulgated by the division in a manner conforming to the Administrative Procedure Act and shall have the objective of ensuring a safe, healthy, and moral environment for a juvenile placed there.

Grounds for Withholding Approval

Citation: N.M.I. Comm. Code Tit. 1, § 2374(h)

The certification shall be renewed annually from the date of original certification and may be voided by the division's administrator when the foster setting is found by the division's administrator to be in violation of certification criteria. No juvenile may be placed in a foster home that is not certified by the division.

Kinship Foster Care

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Foster to Adopt

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Interjurisdictional Approval

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Links to Resources

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