Foster children may have a driver’s license under some circumstances. The basic guidelines are as follows:
- The teen must have been in your home for a minimum of six (6) months.
- 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.
- The teen must have unsupervised time in the community as part of their needs and services plan.
- 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.
- The teen must meet all criteria established by law for teenagers getting driver’s licenses.
- The resource parent must be willing to sign for the child to get a driver’s license.
- The county worker must sign a statement that they are aware the teen is getting a driver’s license.
- The teen/resource parents must have full car insurance coverage.
- The teen may not transport other foster children
- 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.