Question: Can I cut my foster childs hair?

If foster parents want to significantly alter the childs appearance, they first need approval from the biological parent if the child is under 12 years old. Since Amber is over the age of 12 and not covered under ICWA, she can choose to cut her hair without approval from the Department of Child Safety.

Can you post pictures of your foster child?

In practice, this means that foster parents cannot post any picture of a foster child on social media that might allow the child in question to be identified. Likewise, its also important to never reveal personal information about your child in care on the internet.

Why cant foster parents post pictures?

It is the policy of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) that you do not post any pictures of a child in care online. It is also important to never reveal personal information about your child in care on the internet. Doing so jeopardizes his safety and violates his right to privacy.

Can I post pictures of my foster child on Facebook Illinois?

Foster families and youth in care are no exception. A foster family can post images of the child in their care on a social networking site, provided the childs status as a youth in care is not disclosed.

Why cant you show a foster kids face?

You cant share their faces on social media In some cases, this is for the safety and security of you, your family and your foster child, but its also simply because you dont have that right unless youre the childs legal parent.

How much do foster parents get paid per child in Illinois?

Licensed foster parents receive a monthly board payment ranging from $418 to $511 per child, depending upon the childs age, to cover board, allowance and clothing expenses. Specialized foster parents receive additional payment.

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