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A. When the Indian Child Welfare Department does not have a plan or funds for cost reimbursement for alternative care families, it shall determine that the alternative care family’s income is stable and sufficient for the maintenance of the family and the child or children placed with the family.

B. Employment of alternative care parent(s) outside the home:

1. Alternative care parents, either or both spouses, may work outside the home as long as the needs of the child can be met;

2. When both parents in a two parent home and when single parents are employed, it is preferable that the home be used for school age children, and only when there are suitable plans, approved by the Indian Child Welfare Department, for care and supervision of the child after school and during the summer while parent(s) are at work. Alternative care parent(s) must make appropriate and advance plans for the care of children when not personally available.