Requirements

In order for a relative to be a placement resource, the relative must:

  • Have an existing relationship with the child.
  • Have a safe and suitable place to live.
  • Pass a background check. Anyone 16 or older must also pass the background checks.
  • Have their home inspected for health and safety hazards.
  • Have a review of the family's living and sleeping arrangements.
  • Cooperate with the service plan for the family.

Background Check Requirements Prior to Placing a Child in Your Home

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Relatives Caring for Kids