Oklahoma Passes Legislation to Help Children Avoid Foster Care

Posted by Heidi Bruegel Cox on 5/8/18 10:00 AM
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Foster Care BillOklahoma passed legislation which could improve outcomes for more children. H.B.2858 makes a significant addition to what courts must do at the initial hearing when a child is removed from the parent(s) by the state for drug exposure or allegations of abuse or neglect. Beginning November 1, 2018, courts will be required to tell a parent at the initial hearing that he/she has the right to make a voluntary adoption placement through a licensed child-placing agency. 

 

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