Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

13.1 Introduction to Adoption Services

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 13-Adoption Services
Effective:
12/3/2010
Section:
13.1 Introduction to Adoption Services
Version:
1

When a section of SOP has been revised users will see the following: Added {This is added material}, Deleted {This is deleted material}. The bold and strikethroughs will appear on the site for fifteen (15) days after a modification and will then be removed.

Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

  • N/A

Adoption is defined as the legal process that establishes a parent/child relationship between persons who are not related by birth, with the same mutual rights and obligations that exist between children and their biological parents.  However, those persons involved in the adoption process know that it is much more than a legal contract.  It is a complex social and emotional experience of losses and gains for all parties involved.

The Cabinet plays a specific role in providing services in various types of adoption procedures including public agency adoptions, licensed child placing agency adoptions, relative and non-relative adoptions, as well as independent (private) adoptions.

 

 

Communicate

Sign In (Editor Access Only)
Copyright © 2011 Commonwealth of Kentucky - All Rights Reserved
Kentucky Unbridled Spirit