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Social Security Title IV

Postby Marina » Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:25 am

Social Security Title IV



http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/ssact/title04/0472.htm

FOSTER CARE MAINTENANCE PAYMENTS PROGRAM

(ii) a judicial determination to the effect that continuation in the home from which removed would be contrary to the welfare of the child and that reasonable efforts of the type described in section

for a child have been made;

STATE PLAN FOR FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION ASSISTANCE

http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/ssact/title04/0471.htm#a15

(15) provides that—

4. (A) in determining reasonable efforts to be made with respect to a child, as described in this paragraph, and in making such reasonable efforts, the child's health and safety shall be the paramount concern;
(B) except as provided in subparagraph (D), reasonable efforts shall be made to preserve and reunify families—
(i) prior to the placement of a child in foster care, to prevent or eliminate the need for removing the child from the child's home; and

(ii) to make it possible for a child to safely return to the child's home;
(C) if continuation of reasonable efforts of the type described in subparagraph (B) is determined to be inconsistent with the permanency plan for the child, reasonable efforts shall be made to place the child in a timely manner in accordance with the permanency plan, and to complete whatever steps are necessary to finalize the permanent placement of the child;

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