Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

13.2 Child Freed for Adoption Procedure

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:
11/30/2020
Section:
13.2 Child Freed for Adoption Procedure
Version:
6

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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

 

Practice Guidance
 

  • The SSW submits one (1) copy of the updated presentation summary to the central office Records Management Section within ten (10) days of the changes being made.
  • A child-focused recruitment model (CFRM) specialist may also complete the presentation summary if the case is being worked in accordance with the CFRM.

Procedure

The SSW:

  1. Creates a permanency/agency case for the child which is approved by the SSW’s FSOS; ​1    
  2. Updates the DPP-AC-1-Transmittal Memorandum for Presentation Summary Packet and presentation summary in TWIST;
  3. Submits one (1) full copy with attachments to the central office Records Management Section; 2
  4. Refers the case to the CFRM specialist if the child(ren):
    1. Is deemed eligible as special needs, in accordance with 42 U.S.C. sec. 673;
    2. Has a goal of planned permanent living arrangement (PPLA) or long term foster care;
    3. Is on extended commitment and parental rights have been terminated; or
    4. Has adoption as the case plan goal and an adoptive resource has not been identified;
 

Footnotes

  1. This should occur after the expiration of the thirty (30) calendar days period that the biological parents have to appeal the termination of parental rights (TPR) finding after the judgement. If an appeal is filed, and agency case is not created until the appeal is resolved. 
  2. The recruitment and certification (R&C) worker submits the presentation summary packet to central office Records Management Section if the child’s foster parents adopted the child.  The presentation summary packet and other required documents are submitted when the case is sealed.  If a foster family is not adopting the child, the SSW submits the presentation summary packet to central office Records Management Section upon regional approval of the packet. 

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