CHILD WELFARE MANUAL

Section 4, Chapter 9 (Adoption and Guardianship Process), Overview

Effective Date:  5-1-19

 

This chapter discusses issues surrounding adoptions, guardianships and subsidy and contains the follow sub-sections:

9.1 – Adoption Planning Process

            9.1.1 – Children Eligible for Adoption

            9.1.2 – Foster Parent Preference and First Consideration for Placement

9.1.2.1 – Preparing the Child/Family for Adoption by Foster Parents

            9.1.3 – Considerations in the Selection of an Adoptive Family

                        9.1.3.1 – Sibling Preference/Consideration

                        9.1.3.2 – Special Needs Children

                        9.1.3.3 – Legal Risk Placements

                        9.1.3.4 – Cross Cultural/Cross Racial Adoptive Placements

            9.1.4 – Assessment and Evaluation of the Child

9.2 – Adoptive Family Recruitment Process

            9.2.1 – Child’s Profile

            9.2.2 – Finding Adoptive Families for Children

            9.2.3 – Photo Listing

9.3 – Selecting Adoptive Families

9.4 – Adoptive Placement and Support

9.5 – Guardianship Planning Process

9.6 – Subsidizing an Adoption/Legal Guardianship

9.6.1 – Eligibility Criteria for Adoption or Legal Guardianship Subsidy

9.6.2 – Case Manager, Private Child-Placing Agency and Foster Care Case Management Contractor Responsibilities

9.6.3 – Subsidy Agreements

9.6.3.1 – Subsidy Basic Package

9.6.3.2 – Payment Rate for Adoption and Guardianship Subsidy Agreements

            9.6.4 – Nonrecurring Adoption or Legal Guardianship Expenses

            9.6.5 – Additional Subsidy Services

9.6.5.1 – Above Base Maintenance

9.6.5.2 – Intensive In-Home Services (IIS)

9.6.5.3 – Residential Care Services (All Levels)

9.6.5.4 – Level B Foster Care Placement

9.6.5.5 – Integrative Expenses

9.6.5.6 – Special Education Services Costs

9.6.6 – Negotiating a New Adoption Subsidy or Subsidized Guardianship Agreement

9.6.6.1 – Negotiating a New 18+ Adoption Subsidy Agreement

9.6.7 – Other Agency Use of Adoption Subsidy

9.6.8 – Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)

9.6.8.1 – Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance (ICAMA)

9.6.9 – Subsidy Approval Process

9.6.10 – Maintenance of the Agreement

9.6.10.1 – Review Process

9.6.11 – Appeals of Subsidy Agreements

9.6.12 – Termination of the Subsidy Agreement

9.6.12.1 – Deceased Adoptive Parents or Guardian

9.6.12.2 – Divorcing Adoptive Parents or Guardians

9.6.13 – Missouri Special Needs Adoption Tax Credit