SPECIAL EDUCATION & REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
OSEP Policy Documents Regarding the Education of Infants, Toddlers, Children and Youth with Disabilities

SURROGATE PARENTS

Disclaimer: Letters issued prior to December 3, 2004, may not be consistent with the IDEA, as revised by P.L. 108-446. Letters issued prior to August 14, 2006 may not be consistent with the final regulations for Part B published on that date at 71 Federal Register 46540. Readers are advised to consult with the current statute and final regulations.

Section 607 Reports as published in the Federal Register.

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Letter to Dr. Mary J. Ford
July 10, 2003
Topic: Surrogate Parents
Letter regarding the distinction between a surrogate parent under 34 CFR 300.515 and a person acting as a parent under 34 CFR 300.20.
download files MS Word (27K) | PDF (81K)

Letter to Mr. Geoffrey A. Yudien
March 11, 2003
Topic: Surrogate Parents
Letter regarding the authority of the State and the role of the surrogate parent in making educational decisions for children with disabilities placed in State custody.
download files MS Word (34K) | PDF (104K)

Letter to Linda L. Harant
April 16, 2001
Topic: Surrogate Parents
Letter regarding the appointment of surrogate parents for children who are wards of a tribal court.
download files MS Word (30K) | PDF (204K)

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