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Placement of Children With Relatives
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.
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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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