Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

4.59 Change of Surname for a Youth in OOHC

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 4-Out of Home Care Services (OOHC)
Effective:
12/3/2010
Section:
4.59 Change of Surname for a Youth in OOHC
Version:
1

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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

  • N/A

Procedure

The SSW:

  1. Considers whether there is a planned permanent living arrangement agreement or an adoption petition pending, and the wishes of the child, birth parents, and caregivers;
  2. Contacts the regional attorney or Office of General Counsel for guidance in the procedure with the approval of the FSOS. 1
 

Footnotes

  1. Caregivers are responsible for filing the petition and any associated costs.

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