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.
- Caregivers and the Courts
- Caregivers and the Courts (in Spanish)
- Caregivers and the Courts (the extended version)