What information must the department or child placing agency provide to prospective adoptive parents about the child that is being considered for adoption?
(1) The department or the child placing agency must provide a medical report containing all known and available information concerning the mental, physical, and sensory handicaps of an adopted child, or a child placed for adoption, to the adoptive or prospective adoptive parents under the authority of RCW 26.33.020
, 26.33.340, 26.33.343 and 26.33.350.
(2) The department or the child placing agency worker must provide the Child's Medical and Family Background Report, DSHS 13-041(X), to the prospective adoptive parents. This report must include documentation of efforts made to obtain medical and social information on the child and birth parents.
(3) The department must provide a social history report on the child and birth family that includes, at a minimum in accordance with RCW 26.33.380
(a) Circumstances of the child's birth;
(b) Chronological report of how the child came to be available for adoption;
(c) The child's placement history;
(d) All court reports pertaining to the dependency and custody of the child;
(e) The child's education history, including school reports and records; and
(f) The child's psychological and psychiatric reports and recommendations.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031
. WSR 01-08-047, § 388-27-0090, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]