AN ACT TO PROVIDE A BILL OF RIGHTS RECOGNIZING THE RIGHTS OF FOSTER PARENTS IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.
House committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows.
Revises proposed GS 131D-10.9C, which explicitly recognizes that foster parents have the 14 identified rights. Now includes the right of the foster parent to serve as a respected member of the child welfare team and requires foster parents to honor children placed in their home (no longer qualifying that the foster parents' right applies regardless of religion, race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, physical handicap, or sexual orientation, and that the duty to honor children placed in the home includes respecting the child's respecting their values, confidentiality, culture, religion, and sexual orientation and gender identity).
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