Child Placing Agency:  "Child-placing agency" is an agency, association, corporation, institution, society, or other public or private organization licensed by the Department to approve foster or prospective adoptive families and to place a child into an approved foster or prospective adoptive family.
 
A "Child Placing Program" consists of activities conducted by child placing agencies including, but not necessarily limited to the recruitment, training, evaluation and monitoring of foster families and prospective adoptive families.