must be as temporary an arrangement as possible, with its goal being to provide a permanent home for the child as
quickly as possible.In making the determination about what plans and services
will best meet this goal, the child’s
interests must be paramount.
ØAll children in need of child welfare services should
receive full and equal access to the
best available services, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or disabilities.
ØFamilies of children in foster care should be
significant participants in the planning and
decision-making concerning their children.