Fostering Connections Resource Center

Illinois kinship placement strategies

A comprehensive diligent search procedure supports Illinois' dedication to placing children with relatives. Within 48 hours of taking protective custody of a child or screening a child into care through the state attorney's office, the worker must look for parents as well as relatives or other significant persons of a child in Department custody for the purposes of finding the best and earliest placement for a child that will result in permanency or support for the family, or for day care and other assistance to intact families.  Read more.


The Fostering Connections Resource Center gratefully acknowledges the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators for providing these summaries of state approaches. Please visit NAPCWA for the complete implementation summary.

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