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Foster Adopt Parent - California

Foster/Adopt Parent (also called Concurrent or Resource Families) - Concurrent caregivers are foster parents and prospective adoptive parents at the same time. Concurrent caregivers can be relatives or non-relative foster parents who provide foster care for children while reunification services are provided to the child and his or her birth parents. Concurrent caregivers actively support reunification efforts and are also willing to provide a permanent home when it is not possible for children to reunify with their parents. If reunification with the birth family does not occur, the concurrent caregivers may then pursue adoption.

There's No Place Like...

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Date: 2016-08-24 21:31:10

Related topics : adoption and foster parenting / foster parent adoption / adopting a child from foster care in california / adopting a child from foster care system / what is it like to adopt a child from foster care

Eligibility Requirements - California

Eligibility Requirements

Foster care benefits are paid when the child meets one of the conditions below:

The child is a dependent or ward of the Juvenile Court who is placed and supervised by the Social Services Agency or Probation Department.

The child is voluntarily placed by his/her parent through the Social Services Agency or Probation Department.

The child is living with a nonrelated legal...

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Date: 2016-08-24 21:31:20

Related topics : family foster care payments / children in foster care / foster child ward of the state / foster care parents requirements / family foster care

CAN Home - Caregiver Advocacy Network (CAN)

Caregiver Advocacy Network (CAN)

If you are a CAREGIVER for foster children or youth, this web site is for YOU!

CAN provides State leadership to help California counties:

Improve the quality of care foster child and youth receive in foster and kinship care

Enhance the recruitment and retention of foster families to increase the number of quality...

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Date: 2016-08-24 21:31:01

Related topics : foster parent support services / children's way foster family agency / foster parent recruitment and retention / foster parent support network / family foster care

Non-Related Extended Family Member (NREFM) - California

Non-Related Extended Family Member (NREFM)

Non-Related Extended Family Member (NREFM) - The law defines a Non-Related Extended Family Member (NREFM) as an adult who has an established familial or mentoring relationship with the child, such as a godparent, a teacher, or a neighbor. The county welfare department shall verify the existence of a relationship through interviews with the parent and child or with one or more third parties. The third parties may include relatives of the child, teachers, medical professionals, clergy, neighbors, and family friends.

There's No Place Like Home: A Guide to Permanency Options for Foster...

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Date: 2016-08-24 21:31:09

Related topics : adopting a child from foster care in california / adopting a child from foster care system / what is it like to adopt a child from foster care / foster care adoption agencies / adopt a child in foster care

Inform Agency and Court - California

Inform Agency and Court

Foster parents are one of the most important sources of information about the children in their care. Courts, lawyers, and social workers should have the benefit of caregivers' perceptions about important developments affecting foster children. Federal and State law require that foster parents and other caregivers receive expanded opportunities for notice, the right to...

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Date: 2016-08-24 21:31:12

Related topics : requirements to be a foster parent in california / foster parent information / foster care parents requirements / foster parent requirement / requirements to be a foster parent

Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) – California

What is a Quality Caregiver:

A quality caregiver is a full partner in a team supporting the healthy development and achieving permanency for children who cannot live with their parents.

The specific job of the caregiver is to provide high quality parenting by assuming many of the roles of the child's parents and provide for the child's needs while the child is in their home.

Provide...

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Date: 2016-12-16 17:16:02

Related topics : foster parents child / medical foster parent / foster care parents / fosters home for children / foster parent support

De Facto Parent - California

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De Facto Parent 

A de facto parent is a person who is the current or recent caretaker of a child and who has been found by the court to have assumed, on a day-to-day basis, the role of a parent to the child. This means that the person has been fulfilling the child's physical and psychological needs for care and affection for a substantial period of time.

A person who seeks de facto...

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Date: 2016-08-24 21:31:14

Related topics : foster care parents rights / requirements to be a foster parent in california / foster parents child / foster parent responsibilities

KIN-GAP - California

Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment (KIN-GAP)

Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payment (Kin-GAP) - Kin-GAP is a cash aid program that supports eligible relative caregivers in California who are unable or unwilling to adopt but instead become legal guardians as the permanency...

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Date: 2016-08-24 21:31:23

Related topics : adoption assistance program california