Section 9 – Legal Support for Practice and Policy

453.026 Written Report to be Furnished to Prospective Adoptive Parent, Court and Guardian Ad Litem

Written report to be furnished to prospective adoptive parent, court and guardian ad litem, when. — 1.  As early as is practical before a prospective adoptive parent accepts physical custody of a child, the person placing the child for adoption, as authorized by section 453.014, shall furnish to the court, the guardian ad litem and the prospective adoptive parent a written report regarding the child.

  2.  The person placing the child shall not be held liable for incorrect information as provided by others or unintentional errors when making the written report.

  3.  The children’s division of the department of social services shall promulgate rules and regulations regarding all written information that shall be furnished to the court, the guardian ad litem and the prospective adoptive parent.

  4.  No rule or portion of a rule promulgated under the authority of this section shall become effective unless it has been promulgated pursuant to the provisions of section 536.024.

(L. 1997 H.B. 343, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)