In any matter that involves a child in foster care under the responsibility of the state,
notice must be served on the child’s foster parents, pre-adoptive parents and relatives
providing care for the child whenever any proceeding is held with respect to the child.
Rule 4.2 was adopted, effective _______________________, in response to Public
Law 109-239, which requires states receiving certain federal funds to have a foster parent notice rule. The requirement is codified at 42 U.S.C. § 629h(b)(1).
Section 475 [42 U.S.C. § 675] requires that states provide a case review system under
which foster parents, pre-adoptive parents, or relatives providing care for a child receive notice of proceedings and are given a right to be heard.
SOURCES: Joint Procedure Committee Minutes of September 28-29, 2006.