Foster Arizona Community Blog

Educating & Empowering Arizona's Families
16
Jan

Question: Am I able to help my teenage foster child get a driver’s license?

Yes! A.R.S.8-529 states that a child in foster care who is at least sixteen years of age has the right to receive help with obtaining a driver license, social security number, birth certificate or state identification card, except that the foster parent shall have discretion to determine if the child is responsible and mature enough to become a licensed driver. (Click to read A.R.S.8-529)

Senate Bill 1341 that was signed into law in 2017 further helped teens in foster care by allowing teens in foster care to enter into a contract with auto insurance companies. (Click to read an article about Senate Bill 1341)

Foster parents assume liability for teen drivers in their care per A.R.S.28-3161. (Click to read A.R.S.28-3161)

Thank you for your great question! If you have questions, send them to #youaskedfa or Kim@fosteraz.com

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