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Court Process and Legal Rights Guide For Foster Caregivers

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This guide is to be used to learn more about Child in Need of Care (“CINC”) cases.

It is for foster parents, relatives, fictive kin (individuals connected to a child or family through bonds of affection, concern, obligation, and/or responsibility), and pre-adoptive parents with whom a child is living on a provisional (i.e., short-term) basis while a CINC case is being resolved. In this guide, foster parents, relatives, fictive kin, and pre-adoptive parents are referred to as foster caregivers.