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Alternative care families shall meet the following personal criteria:

A. The age of alternative parent(s) shall be considered only if it affects their physical capability, flexibility and ability to care for a specific child.

B. A written statement from a physician regarding the alternative care parent(s) and their children’s general health, specific illnesses or disabilities shall be a routine part of the study evaluation process. Alternative care parent(s) and all other adults and the children present in the home shall submit to tuberculin tests and have been found free of disease. Other tests may be required as indicated.

C. Physical handicaps of alternative care parent(s) shall be a consideration only as it affects their ability to provide adequate care to alternative children or may affect an individual child’s adjustment to the family. Cases shall be evaluated on an individual basis with the assistance of a medical consultant when indicated.