This has a quick list of questions to ask when considering a child being placed with you. Not all the answers may be available at the time of placement, but it doesn't hurt to ask. (Some of the other details on this page pertain to California law).
BANKRUPTCY APPELLATE PANEL: Debtor who Objected to Creditor's Claim was Not Entitled to Attorney's Fees (not "Prevailing Party" under California Law), where Creditor Withdrew Claim. There was No Ruling from Bankruptcy Court Ordering the Withdrawal of the Claim [Brosio v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company (In re Brosio) | ABI Volo Project]