Extended Foster Care for Youth Whose Caregiver Moves Out of State

Q: I am the aunt of an 18 year-old in foster care and have been his relative caregiver since he was 13. My husband has been offered a job in another state, but we don’t want to make our nephew ineligible for extended foster care. My nephew would like to remain living in California. If we move outside of California, will our nephew still be eligible for extended foster care? To read the answer, follow this LINK.

A: Your nephew will continue to be eligible for extended foster care when you move out of state if he changes his foster care placement; you may not remain his relative caregiver while residing out of state if he is not living with you. There are several options for him to consider: He can be placed in the home of another approved relative or non-related extended family member in the state, a Supervised Independent Living Placement or transitional housing, known as THP+Foster Care.

Source: ACL 11-77, ACL 13-10

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