Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 211
Juvenile Courts
Section 211.464

August 28, 2014

Foster parent and others may present evidence, when--notice and opportunity to testify.

211.464. 1. Where a child has been placed with a foster parent, with relatives or with other persons who are able and willing to permanently integrate the child into the family by adoption, the court shall provide the opportunity for such foster parent, relative or other person to present evidence for the consideration of the court.

2. Current foster parents or other legal custodians who are not seeking to adopt the child shall be given an opportunity to testify at all hearings regarding the child. Upon the filing of a petition concerning a minor child who is in the care of foster parents or other legal custodians, the court shall give notice to such foster parents or legal custodians of the filing, any future hearings held on such petition and their opportunity to testify at any subsequent hearings held in relation to such petition, unless such notice and opportunity is waived by such foster or custodial parent.

(L. 1985 H.B. 366, et al., A.L. 1998 S.B. 674)

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