Legal Risk
A legal risk placement is one where the child is placed with a foster/adopt family before parental rights have been completely terminated. The case plan is adoption and usually the termination process has begun. A foster/adopt family is selected for the child so that the child will not have to move again if the court does proceed to terminate the birth parents' legal rights. The foster adopt family has been licensed for foster care and may or may not have had their adoptive home study completed yet.