Be Informed / Be Heard
Arizona is one of a minority of states in the country to have established a “Foster Parent Bill of Rights”. HB 2224, the “Foster Parent Bill of Rights” was signed into law on April 19, 2010.
HB 2224 establishes a Bill of Rights for foster parents that include being:
- Treated with respect.
- Included as a team member.
- Provided with support services in a timely manner.
- Included in the permanency plan.
- Informed of all information regarding the child that will impact the foster home or family life during the care of the foster child.
- Assured of the family’s safety.
- Assisted with the grief of family loss and separation when a child leaves a foster home.
- Informed of all agency policies and procedures that relate to the foster parent’s role.
- Able to receive services and reach personnel on a 24/7 basis.
- Granted a reasonable plan for relief from the role of foster parent.
- Able to keep issues that arise in the foster home confidential.
- Free from being discriminated against, per constitutional guidelines.
- Given an evaluation of the foster parent’s performance.
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