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(1) Pursuant to Article 10A(1)-4-204, preference is given to parents and persons related to the child in determining the placement of a child under DHS guardianship. DHS conscientiously endeavours to house the child accordingly and, in accordance with paragraph 10A O.S. § 1-4-704, on efforts to ensure that the child is accommodated in a least restrictive family environment close to the child`s home and where the child`s special needs can be met. • 1 In 2010, 7.8 million children lived in households where the heads were grandparents or other parents and where their parents were not present.  In 2012, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count data center, there were 2.7 million children, or 4% of all children raised by grandparents or other children in the family.  According to a U.S. According to a Census Bureau report, 2.4 million grandparents had primary responsibility for their grandchildren under the age of 18.  Among grandparents, 39% cared for their grandchildren for 5 years or more.
 594,000 grandparents at the national level educate children below the Federal poverty line.  Family members care for one-quarter of all foster children in the United States.   1. Kinship. Diligent efforts are made to place a child in kinship mediation. The resource specialist carefully considers the physical and emotional health and safety of the child when identifying potential loved ones. In addition to the communication that the border agreement is a priority, legal services have taken steps to ensure that managers monitor agreed rankings and timelines. In Columbus and Phenix City, officials from each district office were enthusiastic champions during the implementation process and helped their colleagues inform their colleagues about the new directive. (c) residence requirements for applicants to the family.
For kinship applicants or adult household members who have not lived continuously in Oklahoma for the past five years, DHS must obtain child abuse and neglect registration checks in previous states of residence when a registry is available before the child is referred to a kinship at 10A O.S. § 1-7-111. 4. Initial placement of kinship. Once the CW specialist has completed the initial kinship intermediation, he or she will provide the Resource Specialist with the necessary documentation by the next business day. The Resource Specialist: (B) If the child cannot be placed with the non-custodial parent, the child is placed in accordance with 10A O.S. § 1-4-204. • 3 (e) Kinship Resource Candidates Criminal Records Search normal business hours or holidays. • 5 To determine the suitability of the potential family home, DHS uses the DHS Office of Background Investigations (OBI) to conduct a name-based state criminal record search in accordance with the procedures set out in Sections 901 et seq. of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations. If DHS OBI is not operational, DHS may enter into a contract with local law enforcement authorities or cooperate with other means to conduct a name-based federal and federal criminal record search, followed by fingerprint verification in accordance with § 10A O.S. § 1-7-115.
The difficult decision to remove Joey1 from his biological mother was made in the late morning. His maternal grandmother, with whom he had a close relationship, lived across the border from Alabama, just 6 miles from Joey`s home in Georgia. She agreed to take care of Joey until his mother could safely care for him. Within an hour of the withdrawal decision, Joey`s agent in Georgia had approached the Child Abuse Hotline in Alabama and asked an official to visit his grandmother to conduct a safety study so that the placement could be approved quickly. . . .