Section 9 – Legal Support for Practice and Policy

453.102 Division to Inform Adoptive Parents of Postplacement Services, When – Nature of Services – Family Services to Assist in Cases of Adoptive Placement

Division to inform adoptive parents of postplacement services, when — nature of services — family services to assist in cases of adoptive placement. — 1.  After an adoptive placement has been made, the children’s division or other child-placing agency shall inform the adoptive parents of postplacement services available to them and the child.  Such services may include, aiding the family in contacting adoptive family support groups, providing family counseling, periodic visitation by the agency and any other resources or services that would assist the family and the child in adjusting to the adoption.

  2.  In the event that an adoptive placement or a final adoption is disrupted resulting in the removal of the child from the home of the adoptive parents, the children’s division or other child-placing agency shall assist the parents and the child by providing or arranging contact with support groups, counseling or any other service deemed necessary to aid the family and the child in adjusting to the removal.

(L. 1985 H.B. 366, et al., A.L. 2014 H.B. 1299 Revision)