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Placement of Children With Relatives
Series: State Statutes|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2013|
Current Through July 2013
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This factsheet discusses State laws that give priority or preference to relatives when children are in need of out-of-home care. The issues addressed include locating relatives, determining the fitness of a relative to provide care, requirements for licensure, and the financial and other supports available to relatives providing care. Requirements for placing siblings together whenever possible and adoption by relatives also are addressed. Summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories are included.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Giving Preference to Relatives for Out-of-Home Placements
Placement of Siblings
Adoption by Relatives
Summaries of State Laws
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Placement of children with relatives. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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