Drivers License

Foster children may have a driver’s license under some circumstances.  The basic guidelines are as follows:

  1. The teen must have been in your home for a minimum of six (6) months.
  2. The teen must demonstrate their reliability by being where they are supposed to be, coming home on time, and taking care of responsibilities such as school attendance, homework, and chores.
  3. The teen must have unsupervised time in the community as part of their needs and services plan.
  4. The teen must have at least a 3.0 grade point average in school.  If grades drop below that level, driving privileges are to be suspended.
  5. The teen must meet all criteria established by law for teenagers getting driver’s licenses.
  6. The resource parent must be willing to sign for the child to get a driver’s license.
  7. The county worker must sign a statement that they are aware the teen is getting a driver’s license.
  8. The teen/resource parents must have full car insurance coverage.
  9. The teen may not transport other foster children
  10. Any unexcused absences from school will result in a suspension of driving privileges for a minimum of one (1) month.


As resource parents, you may have additional rules or requirements you feel are appropriate.

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