Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

10.29 Services Required After Out of State Placement

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter 10-Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
10.29 Services Required After Out of State Placement

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The adopting family’s SSW:

  1. Provides support services to the child and adopting family after placement and during the entire period prior to adoptive finalization including:
    1. Phone contact with the family within twenty-four (24) hours after placement;
    2. A face to face visit with the child and adopting family no later than three (3) working days after placement;
    3. Weekly phone contact with the adopting family during the first month of placement;
    4. At least monthly face to face visits with the child and adopting family in the family’s home until the adoption is finalized;
    5. Sending monthly written reports to the ICPC coordinator (copies may also be sent to the child's SSW and the SNAP worker);
    6. Face to face visits, at least every two (2) weeks, when serious adjustment problems of the child and adopting family are occurring;
    7. Interviewing the child privately at each visit;
    8. Notifying the child’s Kentucky SSW by phone of significant problems in adjustment;
    9. Cooperating with Kentucky staff concerning the appropriate care and services to be provided to the child and family including special treatment or counseling;
    10. Giving Kentucky at least two (2) weeks notice of plans to move or return a child, except in cases whereby Kentucky staff agree that an emergency requiring shorter notice exists;
    11. Assisting in the return of the child to the authorized representative of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services upon request of the Cabinet;
    12. Ensuring that necessary medical services are provided according to the needs of the child;
    13. Ensuring that corporal punishment is not being used with the child and that the family understands alternate methods of discipline;
    14. Recommending adoption finalization in writing after a successful adjustment period of six (6), or longer when necessary;
    15. Assisting the family and the Kentucky SSW in negotiating the post adoption assistance agreement and the nonrecurring expense agreement, if applicable;
    16. Providing the services to allow the family to finalize the adoption in their own state; and
    17. Forwarding a certified copy of the adoption petition and final decree of adoption to the SNAP worker or ICPC compact administrator.


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