ACL 07-54: Federal Requirement To Contact Other States’ Child Abuse And Neglect Registries For Relative And Non-Relative Extended Family Member Home Approvals (12/27/07)

Title says it all. Any time after 1/1/08 that a foster care/probation placement application is made, all counties must contact the child abuse and neglect registry of each state in which a prospective foster or adoptive parent, relative caregiver, or nonrelative extended family member (including any other adult in the home) has resided in the past five years. In particular, it briefly reviews the process for approving a relative or nonrelative extended family member (NREFM) home.