A foster family placement may be appropriate under the following circumstances:
- Child’s needs can be met in a family and community-based setting with access to schools, friends, and resources;
- Time is needed to locate/select an adoptive home or other permanent placement for the child;
- Child has been in residential treatment and the placement will ease the transition from a highly structured environment to a family and community-based setting; and
- Adolescent mother requiring out-of-home care for herself and her child.