Not Sure if This is Current

But I love the transparency of all of these ACS documents online:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/acs/downloads/pdf/2010-Summary-%20of-Policies-and-Procedures.pdf

pg 22:

“Is ACS approval or the approval of the birth parents needed for a foster family to take a foster child on an out-of-state
family trip/vacation?

As of April 26, 1999, ACS approval is no longer necessary for a foster family to take a foster child on an out-of-state family trip or vacation. Children in care also should be permitted to travel with their foster families on vacations, including out-of-state vacations, or on school outings – just as they would were they not in foster care. For lengthy in state vacations away from NYC, and for all out-of-state vacations, the foster care agency is empowered to make the decision that the trip is in the child’s best interest. Of course, the birth parents’ approval and support must be sought as well. In those situations where the parents will not approve, but the agency believes the child should go, the approval by an appropriate representative of the foster agency’s management should be sought and documented. Every effort should be made to make up any birth family visits that are missed.”

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