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05
Sep

Question: Does a Casita count as livable space for kids in foster care?

We reached out to the Office of Licensing to look into this and, unfortunately, Casitas are not approved living spaces for kids in foster care. They need to have a room that is attached to the main home. Here are a few requirements that each room needs:

 

  1. Every child needs to have their own bed that is safe and appropriate for the child’s age and needs.
  2. Every child needs to have their own space to store and display their personal belongings; ie. specific drawers in a dresser, closet space, etc.
  3. If a child is over the age of 5, they can only share a room with another child of the same gender.

 

If you have any other questions about what is required to be a licensed foster parent, please email. We would be happy to assist in any way we can.
Thank you for your great question! If you have questions, send them to #youaskedfa or Kim@fosteraz.com

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