From the Foster Parent Handbook

  • When a foster child reaches the legal age for driving, the DFS District Manager is the only individual who can sign the application for a permit or a driver’s license. Children in the custody of the state can be given permission by the District Manager on recommendation by the child’s caseworker. If a child has a driver’s license when he enters care, he is asked to surrender the license.

  • Foster children are not to drive the foster parent’s car unless this is cleared by the agency. The agency does not cover the additional expense of insurance coverage. The foster child is not obtain a driver’s license or purchase a vehicle without first obtaining permission from the District Manager.