At Risk Placement

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at risk placement

Also known as legal risk placement or fost-adopt placement. It refers to the placement of a child into an adoptive family when the birthparents' rights have not yet been legally severed by a court or when birthparents have not yet signed a voluntary relinquishment of their parental rights.

Such placements are made only when the social worker is reasonably confident that a termination of the biological parents' rights is imminent.

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