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Young adults who were in foster care at age 18 or older may be eligible for the Medi-Cal program for former foster youth (FFY) until age 26 regardless of income. 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Foster Care. California Department of Education, California Foster Youth Education Task Force, and the Alliance for Children's Rights (2016) Lists the educational rights for youth in foster care in California; addresses high school, graduation, college, and more. 217 0 obj << /Linearized 1 /O 219 /H [ 848 582 ] /L 257607 /E 97351 /N 68 /T 253148 >> endobj xref 217 20 0000000016 00000 n providing care and supervision of an Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) "child" as specified in Welfare and Institutions Code section 11461. endobj Existing law, the California Community Care Facilities Act, regulates various community care facilities, including foster family homes, foster family agencies, small family homes, transitional housing placement providers, and crisis nurseries, as defined, which provide care for foster children. Children usually "age out" of foster care when they turn 18 years old, the age of emancipation in most states. %PDF-1.5 An act to amend Sections 1522.41 and 1529.2 of the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 304.7, 317, 369.5, 739.5, 16003, 16206, and 16501.3 of, and to add Section 16501.4 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to foster care. In order for California to pay State Foster Care on behalf of an otherwise eligible California child placed out-of-state, the sending California county must receive documentation from the receiving state that the home meets licensing/approval standards for Title IV-E. Minimum personal, safety and space requirements are required by law. The California Foster Youth Bill of Rights was written by the California Youth Connection, a statewide organization of youth in the foster care system. Scroll past the listings to learn all about the legal guidelines for families adopting in California, whether you’re adopting a newborn through domestic adoption, an infant or older child from U.S. foster care adoption, or a child through international adoption. endobj (ii) (I) That the total number of children residing in the home of a resource family shall be no more than the total number of children the resource family can properly care for, regardless of status, and shall not exceed six children, unless exceptional circumstances that are documented in the foster child’s case file exist to permit a resource family to care … 0000005157 00000 n 4 0 obj (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), a care provider that provides foster care for children pursuant to this chapter shall provide each schoolage child and the child’s authorized representative, as defined in regulations adopted by the department, who is placed in foster care, with an age and developmentally appropriate orientation that includes an explanation of the rights of the child, as specified in Section … /Image10 Do Q U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Guidance on the Foster Care Provisions in Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 Reopening School for Students in Foster Care and Students Experiencing Homelessness 0000003625 00000 n 3 0 obj endstream <> <>>>/BBox[ 0 0 192.22 193.98] /Matrix[ 0.37456 0 0 0.37117 0 0] /Length 52>> 0000001588 00000 n �oÁ �?�d\jpZ3�o�8�K��p����@�y8(��Ep�,���p�3c�; ��g���q�{Ɠ UR�@ It ensures consistency of care for children among the various types of care provided. endobj Extended Foster Care, Verification of Status, and Resident Status. The process requires a licensing worker to visit your home and meet with you and other family members. Secs. The goal of foster care is to provide a safe, stable, nurturing environment until the child is able to return home or until a permanent family is found for the child. Legislation and Regulations Foster Care Regulations Foster Care Regulations. 9 0 obj 0000000848 00000 n (a) General rules. 0000002609 00000 n Caregiver/applicant and all other adults living in the home shall obtain a criminal record clearance and a child abuse registry clearance. The following resources provide information on Federal and State laws and regulations related to the continuum of child welfare services. Typically, there is no fee for families interested in adopting a child or sibling group from foster care. When children are first placed into a foster home, they are not yet freed for adoption; you will be fostering them (with the intention of adopting) until at least six months have passed (usually it is 12months or more in most cases), and their biological parents’ rights have been terminated. California’s Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) recommends that foster children and youth remain in a family setting while they are separated from their parents whenever possible. 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Federal guidelines require states to assist children during their transition from foster care to independence, beginning as early as the state agencies find appropriate, and in some cases as early as age 13. HANDBOOK BEGINS HERE Welfare and Institutions Code section 11461 provides in part: "(a) For children placed in a licensed or approved family home with a capacity of six or less, General Foster Parent Requirements. However, there’s no set age that marks the end of foster care. 10 0 obj 0000076468 00000 n California state licensing regulations require that foster care applicants are at least 18 years of age. The laws regarding qualifications to become a foster parent vary in each state based on a number of factors, including the past experience of the state with regard to foster care. endobj 0000045147 00000 n 0000000751 00000 n 0000001430 00000 n California Foster Care Nondiscrimination Act-AB 458 All foster children in California have the right to fair and equal access to all available child welfare services, placements, care, treatment, and benefits, and to not be subjected to 14.5 Funding Options 14.5.1 Federal AFDC-FC Eligibility The issues addressed include locating relatives, determining the fitness of a relative to provide care, and requirements for licensure. <>>> Every hopeful foster and foster-to-adoptive parent must be approved as a Resource Family, … Find an Agency That's Right For You . stream Its the most extensive overhaul of foster care in nearly four decades. Oakland Family Services alone receives between 8 and 18 requests every single day to place children in foster homes. 0000002026 00000 n |ί�()h��9+�� ��-/�~�ٗ1~���j����Xf��������0��Iт��)��}��.�W^����90g�P���*�� 192.22 0 0 194.02 0 -0.038818 cm <> Navigators can help you find an agency near you and provide guidance along your journey to becoming a foster parent. <>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> This publication presents an overview of State laws that give priority or preference to relatives when children are in need of out-of-home care. endobj 5 0 obj PO Box 997377 MS 0500 Sacramento, CA 95899-7377. endstream Requirements (Foster Care) Foster Care Resource Requirements: California caregiver requirements include: Caregiver/applicant shall be an adult 18 years of age or older. 8 0 obj <> Contact our Foster Care Navigators to get started. An act to amend Sections 361.4 and 16519.5 of of, and to add Section 11461.36 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to foster care, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately. AB 592 (2015) provides authorization to the California Department of Social Services to provide verification of foster care status to current and former foster youth. Quality of Care Measures in Foster Care: Include five behavioral health HEDIS measures for children in Medi-Cal and children in Foster Care for 2012, 2013 and 2014. The law, called the Family First Prevention Services Act, prioritizes keeping families together and puts more money toward at-home parenting classes, mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment and puts limits on placing children in institutional settings such as group homes. 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