ACL 06-04 – Minor Dependent Parents In Foster Care (June 20, 2006)

Informs counties of statutory changes, effective January 1st, 2006 that permits payment of two full foster care grants when children are placed with their minor parents in foster care. Apparently, California was out of line with the feds, who have permitted this since 2004, when the minor parent’s child is also adjudged a dependent. The letter goes on to discuss placement in “whole family foster care homes” which are specifically geared towards providing minor parents with parenting skills, and includes a higher infant supplement for the non-dependent children of minor parents in foster care. [Download]