Transitions

Thoughtful transitions are critical for the child’s best interests and foster parent retention. Below are materials related to this topic.

409.145 (2)(c) Transitions

  1. Once a caregiver accepts the responsibility of caring for a child, the child will be removed from the home of that caregiver only if:
    1. The caregiver is clearly unable to safely or legally care for the child;
    2. The child and his or her biological family are reunified;
    3. The child is being placed in a legally permanent home pursuant to the case plan or a court order; or
    4. The removal is demonstrably in the child's best interest
  2. In the absence of an emergency, if a child leaves the caregiver’s home for a reason provided under subparagraph 1., the transition must be accomplished according to a plan that involves cooperation and sharing of information among all persons involved, respects the child’s developmental stage and psychological needs, ensures the child has all of his or her belongings, allows for a gradual transition from the caregiver’s home and, if possible, for continued contact with the caregiver after the child leaves.

FL Aministrative Code Ch. 39, definition


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