Your children have rights too.

They have the same constitutional rights as you do and there are some state laws that give them certain rights while they are foster children.

This page will cover each states laws in favor of your children.

Alabama

Alaska http://dhss.alaska.gov/ocs/Documents/Publications/pdf/FosterYouth_Rights.pdf

Arizona Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 8-529; 2009 Ariz. Sess. Laws, SB 1209, Chap. 159

Arkansas Ark. Stat. Ann. § 9-28-901 through 903Ark Stat. Ann. § 9-28-1002-1003; 2007 Ark. Laws, SB 955, Chap. 725

Arkansas

California California Welfare and Institutions Code §361.2 (k); California 2003 AB408 Foster Youth Mental Health Bill of Rights

Foster Youth Education Rights

Colorado Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 19-7-101 through 19-7-103; 2011 Colo. Session Laws, SB 120, Chap. 102

Connecticut Conn. Stat. Ann. 17a-10a

Delaware 2015 HB 46 Del. Code tit. 13 § 2522

Florida Fla. Stat. § 39.4085

Georgia

Hawaii Hawaii Rev. Stat. § 587A-3

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland

Massachusetts Foster Children’s Bill of Rights

Michigan Rights and Responsibilities for Children and Youth in Foster Care
Minnesota
Mississippi

Missouri Mo. Rev. Stat. § 167.018; 2009 Mo. Laws, HB 154

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada Nev. Rev. Stat. § 432.500 through § 432.550; 2011 Nev. Stats., AB 154, Chap. 133

New Hampshire

New Jersey N.J. Rev. Stat. § 9:6B-4

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina N.C. Gen. Stat. § 131D-10.1; 2013 HB 510, Act No. 2013-326

North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma

Oregon Or. Rev. Stat. § 418.200 through § 418-202; 2013 SB 123, Act No. 515

Pennsylvania Pa. Stat. tit. 11, § 2633

Rhode Island

Puerto Rico R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-72-15

South Carolina S.C. Code § 59-38-10
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas Tex. Family Code Ann. § 263.008; 2011 Tex. Gen. Laws, HB 2170, Chap. 791 Rights of Children and Youth in Foster Care
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington Rights of Children and Youth in Foster Care
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming