How does a youth agree to participate in the extended foster care program?

(1) An eligible dependent youth can agree to participate by:
(a) Signing an extended foster care agreement; or
(b) For developmentally disabled youth, remaining in the foster care placement and continuing in an appropriate educational program.
(2) An eligible nondependent youth who did not elect to participate in the program on their eighteenth birthday can agree to participate by:
(a) Signing a voluntary placement agreement (VPA) before reaching age nineteen; or
(b) Establishing a nonminor dependency before reaching age nineteen if the department denied entry into the program.
(3) An eligible nondependent youth requesting to reenter the program may agree to participate by signing a VPA prior to reaching age twenty-one as long as the youth has not previously entered into a VPA for extended foster care services.
(4) In order to continue receiving extended foster care services after entering into a VPA with the department, the youth must agree to the entry of an order of dependency within one hundred eighty days of the date that the youth is placed in foster care pursuant to a VPA.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 13.34.145, 13.34.267, 74.13.020, 74.13.031, 43.88C.010, 74.13.107, 43.131.416, and 13.34.030. WSR 18-01-048, § 388-25-0528, filed 12/12/17, effective 1/12/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 13.34.145, 13.34.267, 74.13.020, 74.13.031, 43.88C.010, 74.13.107, 43.131.416, 13.34.030 and Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-351). WSR 16-06-044, § 388-25-0528, filed 2/24/16, effective 3/26/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 13.34.145, 13.34.267, 74.13.020, 74.13.031, 43.88C.010, 74.13.107, 43.131.416, 13.34.030. WSR 14-13-051, § 388-25-0528, filed 6/12/14, effective 7/13/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031, 13.34.267, and 2008 federal legislation "Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act." WSR 13-08-017, § 388-25-0528, filed 3/25/13, effective 4/25/13.]
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