Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

13.10 Preparing the Presentation Summary Packet

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter 13-Adoption Services
13.10 Preparing the Presentation Summary Packet

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Legal Authority/Introduction



The SSW:

  1. Begins gathering information for the presentation summary packet as listed in the practice guidance of this section;
  2. Completes the presentation summary packet and the narrative in TWIST no later than ten (10) working days following the termination of parental rights (TPR) judgment;
  3. Redacts identifying information about a child’s biological family from any records included in the presentation summary packet, prior to sharing the presentation summary packet with prospective adoptive parent(s);
  4. Retains one (1) copy of the original presentation summary packet in the file.

Practice Guidance

  • The presentation summary packet includes the items below in the following order:
    • DPP-AC-1-Transmittal Memo;
    • Past and recent photographs of the child;
    • Presentation summary narrative printed from TWIST;
    • Certified copy of birth certificate;
    • Certified copy of orders of termination of parental rights;
    • Certified copy of death certificate, if parent is deceased;
    • Copy of social security card;
    • Birth information, including hospital newborn medical records;
    • DPP-189 Biological Parents Identifying Information;
    • DPP-191-Information to be Obtained from Placing Parent1
    • DPP-192-Biological Parent Consent Form; 2
    • Child’s medical records using the child’s medical passport;
    • Child’s developmental records;3
    • Other supplemental medical information, including immunization records;
    • Psychological and/or developmental assessments;
      School records (i.e. report cards, letters from teachers, educational passports);
    • Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) documentation, when applicable;
    • DSS-892 Daily Routine for a Pre-School Child or DSS-893 Daily Routine for a  School Age Child (DSS-893 not applicable for foster parent adoptions);
    • DCBS-84-Child’s Profile for Adoption Matching (not applicable for foster parent adoptions);
    • Separation of siblings memo (if applicable);
    • Any other information that may be helpful/relevant;
    • Title IV-E eligibility and/or other children’s benefits documentation as described in SOP 31 Standards of Practice Regarding Title IV-E, Medicaid and Other Applicable Benefits; and
    • Placement history log/placement summary from TWIST.


  1. One (1) for each parent.
  2. One (1) for any parent voluntarily terminating parental rights and/or birth father acknowledging paternity.
  3. Using the DCBS-106A series.


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