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Bring Adam Walsh Forms to Orientation

The Play

Ask prospective foster families if they have lived out-of-state early in the application process. Provide Adam Walsh/out-of-state abuse/neglect check forms for the state(s) in which the family has lived during early meetings or information sessions with the family, to launch the out-of-state clearance process as soon as possible.

Who Can Do This?: Anyone
Cost: Free
Timeframe: Immediate
Difficulty: Easy

The Problem It Solves

Out-of-state abuse & neglect registry checks checks vary substantially in how long they take. Some out-of-state clearances entail burdensome requirements, like notarized signatures or fees. Starting the out-of-state check process early helps to reduce delays and get foster families approved sooner.

How To Do This

Outcomes Data

We are still collecting concrete data, but we believe that this will:

Who’s Doing This?

Frederick County, MD