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Home Study Requirements for Prospective Foster Parents
Presents State laws and policies for licensing or approving family foster homes, including laws about standards, the approval process, kinship foster care, and interjurisdictional approval. A licensed family is one that is approved by the State to provide care for children and that meets basic standards of safety set by law and regulation. These standards reduce predictable risks to the health, safety, and well-being of children in out-of-home care. The laws presented are current through October 2014.
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2014). Home study requirements for prospective foster parents. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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