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:
- Every child needs to have their own bed that is safe and appropriate for the child’s age and needs.
- Every child needs to have their own space to store and display their personal belongings; ie. specific drawers in a dresser, closet space, etc.
- 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