has primary responsibility for the care and protection of children who enter the foster care system.Insofar as it relies on private contractors
to assist in meeting this responsibility, it should only
do so according to standards set by and
rigorously monitored by the state.
ØChildren in 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.