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Old 08-19-2012, 01:04 PM   #13
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Re: taking custody of children in family

Originally Posted by martin1005 View Post
Here in AZ, if the kids are placed in foster care they go to a licensed foster family first then CPS looks for any family to step up.
Here, the parents can sign a form that states they are allowing their kids to go to someone (anyone they want really) on a temporary basis (3 business days) while CPS can put together a home study and a petition can be filed for that family to take custody or be a kinship foster home. The people they pick will have to pass on the spot CPS checks (a supervisor will check over the phone), background checks (done through the Bureau of Investigation over the phone) and the home has to be observed before the form can be done.

If there is no one to do this or no one to pass checks then a child enters foster care.
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