(1) In planning a foster care placement for a child, you must consider:
(a) The child's basic right to their own home and family;
(b) The importance of providing skillful professional service to the child's birth parents to help them meet each child's needs in the home;
(c) Each child's individual needs, cultural, and religious background and family situation;
(d) The wishes and participation of each child's parent(s); and
(e) The selection of a foster home that will enhance each child's capacities and meet each child's individual needs.
(2) You must use a written social summary for each child as the basis for acceptance for foster care and related social services.
(3) Every foster care placement that you facilitate must be based on well-planned, individual preparation of the child and the child's family. However, in an emergency situation, you may place a child in a foster home prior to preparing the child and the child's family.
(4) A child may be placed in foster care only with the written consent of the child's parents, a protective custody order, or under a court order. This consent or order must include approval for emergency medical care or surgery.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030. 01-18-037, § 388-148-1100, filed 8/28/01, effective 9/28/01.]