PDFWAC 110-147-1400

What do I need to consider in making foster care placements?

(1) In planning a foster care placement for a child, you must consider:
(a) The child's basic right to their own home and family;
(b) Proximity to the child's birth parents, extended family and other supports;
(c) Each child's individual needs, including cultural, spiritual and religious background and family situation; and
(d) The wishes and participation of each child's parent(s).
(2) Every foster care placement that you facilitate must be based on well-planned, individual preparation of the child and the child's family. In emergency situations, you may place a child in a foster home prior to preparing the child and the child's family.
(3) A child may be placed in foster care only with the written consent of the child's parent(s), or a protective custody order, or under another court order. This consent or order must include approval for emergency medical care or surgery.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-147-1400, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: Chapters 13.34 and 74.13 RCW, RCW 74.15.030(2), 74.15.311(2), 74.13.032, 13.04.011, 74.13.020, 13.34.030, 74.13.031, 13.34.145, 74.15.311, 74.15.030, and 2013 c 105. WSR 15-01-069, § 388-147-1400, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]