Foster Parent Bill of Rights

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Foster Parent Bill of Rights2016-12-26T16:22:26+00:00

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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