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Message ID: 8795
Date: 2011-01-18

Author:D F MCMAHON

Subject:staying in foster care--looking for state statutes

Proposed legislation in ND to establish foster care eligibility after age 18--and, of course, to access maintenance payments for those youth--establishes a legal process to petition for orders (subject to all parties being willing, of course). Also states that reasonable efforts for reunification must have been made, and that there may be no grounds for terminating parental rights. Not clear to me what Fostering Connections reasonable efforts requirements would be for foster care after 18, or TPR, language is statute is intended to access IV-E funds. I'd like to know how "reasonable efforts" and "grounds for termination" language is used in statutes by other states. Sheri McMahon

Proposed legislation in ND to establish foster care eligibility after age 18--and, of course, to access maintenance payments for those youth--establishes a legal process to petition for orders (subject to all parties being willing, of course). Also states that reasonable efforts for reunification must have been made, and that there may be no grounds for terminating parental rights. Not clear to me what Fostering Connections reasonable efforts requirements would be for foster care after 18, or TPR, language is statute is intended to access IV-E funds. I'd like to know how "reasonable efforts" and "grounds for termination" language is used in statutes by other states. Sheri McMahon