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Recently the Ohio Revised Code was Revised to allow children to remain in their foster homes instead of with Kinship placement, that could be strangers to the children. This could ultimately give foster parents more rights involving dependency cases.
Title 21 | Courts-Probate-Juvenile
Chapter 2151 | Juvenile Court
Ohio Rev Code § 2151.4118 (2020)Effective: September 30, 2021
A court may issue an order that determines, with respect to a child described in section 2151.4116 of the Revised Code who is not receiving care in the home of a kinship caregiver, that the continuation of the child's current placement is in the child's best interest and that intensive efforts to identify and engage an appropriate and willing kinship caregiver for the child are unnecessary if the court makes the findings in section 2151.4119 of the Revised Code.
Last updated August 6, 2021 at 2:51 PM
Section 2151.4119 | Findings supporting court determination.
A court may issue an order under section 2151.4118 of the Revised Code if it finds all of the following:
(A) The child has been living in a stable home environment with the child's current caregivers for the past twelve consecutive months.
(B) The current caregivers have expressed interest in providing permanency for the child.
(C) The removal of the child from the current caregivers would be detrimental to the child's emotional well-being.
Last updated September 15, 2021 at 6:12 PM
Legislative text: https://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/solarapi/v1/general_assembly_134/bills/hb289/IN/00/hb289_00_IN?format=pdf
What does this mean if your child is in foster care? That if they are in a foster placement
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