Permanent foster care; eligibility. (HB2407)

Introduced By

Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Permanent foster care; eligibility. Allows local departments of social services and licensed child-placing agencies to place in permanent foster care, pursuant to a court order, a child who is 14 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age and who objected to the termination of residual parental rights, provided that no less restrictive alternative is available and the permanent foster care placement is in the best interest of the child. Under current law, a child must be 16 years of age or older in order to be placed in permanent foster care. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101217D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2407)
01/24/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions