➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
US: Can Undocumented Immigrants Become Foster Parents in Your State? It Depends.
Chronicle of Social Change – September 21, 2017
Though many states are facing a renewed pressure to recruit caregivers for foster children, few jurisdictions have created licensing requirements to accommodate undocumented immigrants seeking to become foster parents. According to a recent brief from the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, 20 states include immigration requirements before caregivers can become licensed as foster parents. Eleven other states have licensing standards that represent indirect obstacles for undocumented immigrants in the child welfare system.