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WAC 110-80-0420

Will the department reimburse an adoptive parent for nonrecurring adoption expenses?

The department has authority to agree to reimburse some or all of an adoptive parent's nonrecurring adoption expenses if:
(1) The child has a qualifying factor or condition identified in WAC 388-27-0140(1);
(2) Washington state has determined that the child cannot or should not be returned to the home of the child's biological parent;
(3) Except where it would be against the best interest of the child, the department or a public or private nonprofit child placing agency has made a reasonable but unsuccessful effort to place the child with appropriate adoptive parents without the benefit of adoption assistance; and
(4) The child has been placed for adoption according to applicable state or tribal laws.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-80-0420, 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, 45 C.F.R. § 1356.40. WSR 18-14-008, § 388-27-0375, filed 6/21/18, effective 7/22/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.109, 74.13.112, 74.13.130, and 2002 c 371. WSR 03-02-059, § 388-27-0375, filed 12/27/02, effective 1/27/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031. WSR 01-08-045, § 388-27-0375, filed 3/30/01, effective 4/30/01.]
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