Legislation would reform Ohio's foster care standards

TIFFANY L. PARKS | Daily Reporter
Published: 10/09/2013

A House bill crafted to improve the state’s foster care laws has gained support from area organizations, former foster youths, foster parents and grandparents.

HB 213, a bipartisan proposal jointly sponsored by Reps. Dorothy Pelanda, R-Marysville, and Nicholas Celebrezze, D-Parma, would mandate training requirements and content of reports for court-appointed guardians and permit foster parents and foster children to participate in court hearings and to express their opinions about a return to the biological family.

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