Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

13.36 Alternative Placements When Disruption Becomes the Plan

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:
13.36 Alternative Placements When Disruption Becomes the Plan
Version:
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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

The alternative placement chosen following adoption disruption must best meet the needs of the child.

Procedure

The SSW:

  1. Considers the following alternatives in making a placement decision for a child after an adoption disruption:
    1. Another adoptive family;
    2. A foster/adoptive family;
    3. Foster care; or
    4. Residential care;
  2. Supports the child as much as possible during this time and asks questions aimed at bringing out the child’s feelings;
  3. Attempts to make the disruption a learning experience.

The recruitment and certification (R&C) worker/private child placing (PCP) provider:

  1. Helps the family prepare to tell the child that the placement is ending.

Practice Guidance

  • Plans for moving a child from an adoptive placement to an alternative placement must be well thought out and shared with the child in advance.
 

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