13.32A.205  <<  13.32A.210 >>   13.32A.250

Foster home placementParental preferences.

In an attempt to minimize the inherent intrusion in the lives of families involved in the foster care system and to maintain parental authority where appropriate, the department, absent good cause, shall follow the wishes of the natural parent regarding the placement of the child. Preferences such as family constellation, ethnicity, and religion shall be given consideration when matching children to foster homes. Parental authority is appropriate in areas that are not connected with the abuse or neglect that resulted in the dependency and should be integrated through the foster care team.


FindingEffective date1990 c 284: See notes following RCW 74.13.250.
Site Contents
Selected content listed in alphabetical order under each group