Chapter 388-27 WAC

CHILD WELFARE SERVICES—ADOPTION SERVICES AND ADOPTION SUPPORT

WAC Sections

ADOPTION SUPPORT PROGRAM

Adoption Services

388-27-0005What is the legal basis for and purpose of the department's adoption program?
388-27-0010What definitions apply to the department's adoption program?
388-27-0015What are the eligibility criteria for the department's adoption program?
388-27-0020When does the department provide general adoption services?
388-27-0025What general adoption services does the department provide?
388-27-0030What procedures must the department follow for the interstate placement of children?
388-27-0035What adoption services does the department provide for children in the department's care and custody?
388-27-0040What adoption services does the department provide for prospective and approved adoptive families?
388-27-0045When may the department place a dependent child (not legally free) into an adoptive home?
388-27-0050When may a legally free child be placed into an adoptive home?
388-27-0055What is a voluntary adoption plan?
388-27-0060When must the department follow a voluntary adoption plan?
388-27-0065Will the department consider a proposed voluntary adoption plan if a termination petition has already been filed at the request of the department?
388-27-0070What will the department do to implement a voluntary adoption plan?
388-27-0075What must the department do to maintain confidentiality of adoption records?
388-27-0080Under what conditions may the department reveal identifying information about the birth parent?
388-27-0085What must the department, private practitioner, or child placing agency do to locate records and information relating to the birth parents and the child?
388-27-0090What information must the department or child placing agency provide to prospective adoptive parents about the child that is being considered for adoption?
388-27-0100What information must the department or child placing agency provide to prospective adoptive parents about the birth parent(s) of a child being considered for adoption?
388-27-0105When will the department, private practitioner, or child placing agency disclose required information?
388-27-0110How does an adoptee, adoptive parent, or birth parent obtain nonidentifying information from an archived adoptive record?
388-27-0115What is the department response to requests for public disclosure of an adoptive record?

Part A: General

388-27-0120What is the legal basis of the department's adoption support program?
388-27-0125What is the purpose of the adoption support program?
388-27-0130What definitions apply to the adoption support program?

Part B: Eligibility

388-27-0135What are the eligibility criteria for the adoption support program?
388-27-0140What constitutes a "special needs"?
388-27-0145What constitutes a reasonable effort to place a child for adoption without adoption support?
388-27-0150Under what circumstances would it be against the best interest of the child to search for a family that could adopt the child without adoption support?
388-27-0155Are there other factors affecting a child’s eligibility for adoption support?

Part C: Application

388-27-0160How does a prospective adoptive parent apply for adoption support services?
388-27-0165What requirements apply to an application for ongoing adoption support?

Part D: Agreement

388-27-0170What is the nature and purpose of an adoption support agreement?
388-27-0175What must be included in an adoption support agreement?
388-27-0180If the adoptive family resides in or moves to another state, how is the child’s participation in the adoption support services affected?
388-27-0185When does the adoption support agreement become effective?
388-27-0190If the department implements adoption support services prior to the adoption, may the adoptive parent(s) continue to receive department-funded foster care payments while also receiving adoption support payments?
388-27-0195May the adoptive parent(s) change the benefits contained in the adoption support program?
388-27-0200When may the department modify the terms of the adoption support agreement?
388-27-0205Does the adoptive parent need to let the department know if the family's circumstances change?
388-27-0210Under what circumstances would the adoption support agreement be terminated?

Part E: Services

388-27-0215What benefits may the adoptive parent or child receive from the adoption support program?
388-27-0220What factors affect the amount of adoption support benefits a child receives?
388-27-0230How does the department evaluate a request for adoption support monthly cash payments?
388-27-0250What specific department requirements apply to medical services?
388-27-0255What specific department requirements apply to outpatient counseling and/or mental health services not covered by medicaid?
388-27-0260If the adoptive parent requests residential placement services for the parent's adopted child, what department requirements apply?
388-27-0265What are the consequences of the department placing the adopted child in foster care, group care, or residential treatment?

Part F: Review

388-27-0275When does the department review an adoption support agreement?
388-27-0280What is involved in the review process?
388-27-0285What is the department's responsibility when the adoptive parent(s) requests a review of the adoption support agreement?
388-27-0290What if the department does not respond to a request for a review of an adoption support agreement within thirty days?
388-27-0295What requirements apply to the review of a support agreement?
388-27-0300After a review, what if the department and the adoptive parent cannot agree on the terms of the adoption support agreement?

Part G: Post-Finalization Requests for Assistance

388-27-0305May an adoptive parent apply for adoption support services after the adoption has been finalized?
388-27-0310If a child met federal Title IV-E eligibility for adoption assistance before the adoption, but was not placed on the adoptive support program, what may the adoptive parent do after adoption finalization to obtain adoption support services for the adopted child?
388-27-0315What constitutes "extenuating circumstances"?
388-27-0320What is the effective date of an adoption support agreement that results from a finding of extenuating circumstances?
388-27-0325If a child did not meet federal Title IV-E eligibility for adoption assistance before the adoption, what may the adoptive parent do after adoption finalization to obtain adoption support services for the adopted child?
388-27-0330What is the adoption support reconsideration program?
388-27-0335How does a child qualify for the adoption support reconsideration program?
388-27-0340How does an adoptive parent apply for the adoption support reconsideration program?
388-27-0345What types of services does the department provide through the adoption support reconsideration program?
388-27-0350What department requirements apply to adoption support reconsideration services?
388-27-0355Under what conditions or circumstances would a child become ineligible for the adoption support reconsideration program?
388-27-0360What happens if the state no longer funds the adoption support reconsideration program?

Part H: Appeal Rights

388-27-0365Does an adoptive parent have the right to appeal department decisions regarding adoption support issues?
388-27-0370What information about adoption support agreements may be used in an administrative hearing?

Part I: Nonrecurring Costs

388-27-0375Will the department reimburse an adoptive parent for nonrecurring adoption expenses?
388-27-0380What types of nonrecurring adoption expenses will the department reimburse?
388-27-0385Is there a limit to the amount of nonrecurring adoption expenses that the department will reimburse?
388-27-0390How does an adoptive parent get reimbursed for nonrecurring adoption expenses?
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