PDFWAC 110-147-1675

Do I need to provide potential adoptive families with a program description?

(1) You must provide a written program description to families that includes the following:
(a) Services you provide prior to and after placement and/or adoption;
(b) Your application and training requirements;
(c) How your agency will identify children needing adoptive placements, the diverse needs of those children (behavioral challenges, disabilities, medical needs, etc.), and how children will be matched to families.
(d) Post-adoption supports available, including financial support;
(e) The process of adoption from beginning to end;
(f) The expected waiting period prior to adoption;
(g) Your medical history disclosure procedures; and
(h) A copy of your contract.
(2) You must provide each applicant in writing with federal adoption tax credit information.
(3) You must provide written grievance procedures to the adoptive applicant(s). These must include grievance procedures in the event that the home study is denied or a particular child is not placed.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-147-1675, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: Chapters 13.34 and 74.13 RCW, RCW 74.15.030(2), 74.15.311(2), 74.13.032, 13.04.011, 74.13.020, 13.34.030, 74.13.031, 13.34.145, 74.15.311, 74.15.030, and 2013 c 105. WSR 15-01-069, § 388-147-1675, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]