Can I take my foster children on vacation?

Under the Prudent Parent Law and policy, you can take your foster child with you on a trip or vacation lasting up to 72 hours without approval by the worker or agency. If you are planning a longer vacation, you will need to obtain approval through the worker. Some vacation plans require court approval, especially if the child will miss scheduled visits with their parent(s) or siblings. Missed visits with the parents will need to be made up. If you are traveling out of state, or out of the country notify the child’s worker as soon as you begin your plans to ensure there is adequate time to obtain all necessary approvals and/or court orders. Find the Prudent Parent Guidelines here: