Kinship Foster Care Placements
Purpose of legislation
Allows a child placing agency to consider a variance for a kinship foster home if the requirement would cause a hardship on the kinship foster care provider and the variance would not affect the safety and well-being of the child. Also would allow a child placing agency to approve a kinship foster care provider who has been convicted of a felony conviction related to the possession of drugs as set out in Article1 of Chapter 7 of Title 18.2, other than offenses related to possession with intent to distribute drugs, a misdemeanor conviction for arson as set out in Article 1 of Chapter 5 of Title 18.2, or equivalent offenses in another state; provided 10 years have elapsed since the date of conviction.
|Legislation mandating a change||Chap 568 (2012)|
|VAC chapters to be amended|
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