Placement of Children With Relatives - Puerto Rico

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Relative Placement for Foster Care and Guardianship

Citation: Ann. Laws Tit. 1, § 412

The first option to be considered when a child needs a substitute home shall be the home of qualified relatives.

Requirements for Placement with Relatives

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Requirements for Placement of Siblings

Citation: Ann. Laws Tit. 8, § 444a

Whenever the Department of the Family is the custodian and relations between siblings have not been restricted or prohibited, the department shall have the responsibility of organizing and establishing a visiting plan so that siblings who have been removed from their homes may be able to interact at least twice a month, seeking to place them together whenever possible.

Relatives Who May Adopt

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Requirements for Adoption by Relatives

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.