According to Federal Law PL 110-351, County Child Welfare Agencies are required to provide notification to any known relatives of children who have been removed from his/her parent/guardian within the first 30 days of the removal. If you are a relative of a child you believe to have been removed from his/her parent/guardian, and you have not been notified, please contact us to discuss how you may be of help to the child and parent/guardian.
Some of the ways you may help include:
Providing us with information about other relatives and how we can contact them;
Supporting the child and parent through this process;
Visitation with the child while in foster care;
Being considered for placement of the child;
Other ideas you may have regarding the situation;
Please contact us at 916-875-6972 to discuss these options with a social worker. If you are calling long distance you may call “collect”. Please know that contacting us does not obligate you in any way.