Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Foster and Adoptive Family Home Approval Standards [22 VAC 40 ‑ 211]
Amend Resource, Foster and Adoptive Home Approval Regulation
Action 3822
General Information
Action Summary This regulation addresses standards for resource, foster and adoptive homes approved by local departments of social services. The purpose of the proposed action is to clarify 1) the circumstances under which variances can be allowed to make state regulations consistent with state and federal law and 2) that resource parents are mandated reporters and as such must be trained. These changes are needed as a result of Code change during the 2012 General Assembly session. Additionally, requirements for maintaining approval are being updated based upon recommendations from regional specialists and input from our workgroup.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003458]
Associated Mandates Kinship Foster Care Placements
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6362 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/30/2013.
6501 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 08/18/2016 before the Governor's office completed its review.
7668 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/14/2017.
8090 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/01/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Keisha Williams  / Program Consultant
Address: 801 E. Main Street

Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7550    FAX: (804)819-7173    TDD: ()-