(225 ILCS 10/16)
(from Ch. 23, par. 2226)
(a) Any child care facility receiving a child for care or supervision
from a foreign state or country shall report that child to the Department
in the same manner as is required for reporting other children.
(b) A person, agency or organization, other than a licensed child care
institution or child welfare agency, may not receive a foreign child
without prior notice to and approval of the Department.
(c) In all instances the Department may require a guaranty that a child
accepted for care or supervision from a foreign state or country will not
become a public charge upon the State of Illinois.
(d) Reports to the Department must be made, as required.
(e) The Department may enter into agreements with public or voluntary
social agencies headquartered in states adjacent to the State of Illinois,
regarding the placement of children in licensed foster family homes within
the boundaries of Illinois, if the agencies meet the standards and criteria
required for license as a child welfare agency in Illinois. The agreements
may allow foreign agencies to place and supervise children for whom they
have responsibility within the State of Illinois, without regard to
paragraph (a) of this Section. These agreements must, however, include a
requirement that the agencies cooperate fully with the Department in its
inquiry or investigation into the activities and standards of those
agencies, and provide that the Department may, at any time upon 15 days
written notice to an agency by registered mail, void the agreement and
require the observance of paragraph (a) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 76-63