From Illinois DCFS Foster Family Handbook

Foster parents can consent to driver’s training and permit or license, but cannot for car ownership.


Liability Insurance for Foster Parents

Ill. Rev. Stat. ch. 20 § 505/5

(s) The Department of Children and Family Services may establish and implement a program to reimburse Compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures, November 2014 Department and private child welfare agency foster parents licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services for damages sustained by the foster parents as a result of the malicious or negligent acts of foster children, as well as providing third party coverage for such foster parents with regard to actions of foster children to other individuals. Such coverage will be secondary to the foster parent liability insurance policy, if applicable. The program shall be funded through appropriations from the General Revenue Fund, specifically designated for such purposes.