(1) A child is not eligible for adoption support program services and payments if the adopting parent is the birth parent or stepparent of the child.
(2) The department must not use the adoptive parents' income as a basis for determining the child's eligibility for the adoption support program, however, the department must consider income and other financial circumstances of the adopting family as one factor in determining the amount of any adoption support cash payments to be made. (See WAC 388-27-0230
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.109, 74.13.031, 2002 c 371 § 202(8), 42 U.S.C. 671-675. 04-06-024, § 388-27-0155, filed 2/23/04, effective 3/25/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031. 01-08-045, § 388-27-0155, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]