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WAC 110-80-0070

Under 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?

(1) When a foster parent desires to adopt a child who:
(a) Has been in the foster parent's home for three months or more before that child becomes legally free for adoption;
(b) The child has close emotional ties to the current foster parent which, if severed, may cause emotional damage to the child; and
(c) The foster parent has an approved adoptive home study, and is identified as the adoptive parent of choice by the department or placing agency staff (RCW 26.33.190); or
(2) The adoptive parent is a relative of the child as defined in RCW 74.15.020 (2)(a) and has an approved adoptive home study that meets the requirements of RCW 26.33.190.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-80-0070, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: 42 U.S.C. § 671-675, RCW 26.33.340, 74.13A.020, 74.13A.030, 74.13A.040, 74.13A.045, 74.13A.047, 74.13A.060, 74.13A.075, 74.13A.085, 74.13A.100, 74.15.020 and 45 C.F.R. § 1356.40. WSR 18-14-008, § 388-27-0150, filed 6/21/18, effective 7/22/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031. WSR 01-08-045, § 388-27-0150, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]
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