Caregivers and the Courts

Child Welfare Information resources explaining the child welfare process

Federal law now gives foster parents (including preadoptive parents) and relatives caring for children the right to be heard in court. This publication, prepared by the Judicial Council of California, provides a brief overview of the dependency process and explains how to have the greatest chance of being heard by the court.


Help One Child has assembled a COVID-19 Committee tasked with reviewing orders and developing protocols to best help our community maintain good health practices and social distancing. If you are interested in reading our Guidelines and Protocol for our programs click below.

Guidelines & Protocol 2021