State Child Welfare Policies and Procedures


This chapter focuses on requirements for practice related to out-of-home placements for children. Included in this chapter are policies on diligent search; waivers for foster care and adoption; kinship care; the Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE); voluntary relinquishment and out-of-state placement of children.

    1001 - Diligent Search

    1003 - Kinship Care

    1004 - Training, Assessment and Licensing of Foster, Relative and Adoptive Homes

    1005 - Voluntary Relinquishment

    1006 – Out of Home Placement Process Policy – Rural Region DCFS

    1007 - Respite Policy

      1008 - Out-of-State Placement of Children

      1009 - Employee Emergency Shelter Care, Foster Care and Adoption Placement

      1010— Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP)

      1011 - Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard/Normalcy