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
children enter placement, all non-destructive family ties should be maintained
and nurtured.Children should be placed with relatives who are able to
provide, nurturing homes for them, and
should be placed with siblings, and relationship with relatives and sibling should be facilitated and maintained by the child
foster care placement should be in the least restrictive, most family-like
setting possible, and the state should make
all efforts to avoid the use of non-family settings for children, particularly young children.
foster care placement should have stable placements that meet their needs and
the services necessary to address both
the trauma of foster care placement and the problems surrounding their removal from their family.
should achieve these goals in a family environment whenever possible,
separating the child form the child’s parents
only when necessary for the child’s welfare or in the interest of the child’s safety keeping a child asclose to home as possible.