Scenario 2: Becoming a Foster Care Parent or Guardian of Someone Else’s Child through Juvenile Dependency Court

The second scenario we deal with in this section is answering questions for people with records who want to BECOME the foster care parent or guardian of a child who has an open CPS and dependency court case. The dependency court has its OWN RULES—different from probate court and family court—about the impact a criminal record will have on someone’s request to become the legal caregiver of some else’s child.