(1) You must provide a minimum of ten hours of training before approval of a home study that includes at least the following:
(a) The rights and responsibilities of adoptive parents and the adoption agency;
(b) The potential risks and challenges inherent in adoption;
(c) The needs and characteristics of children available for adoption;
(d) Attachment, separation and loss issues for children and families, including attachment disorders and other emotional problems that institutionalized or traumatized children may experience;
(e) The importance of cultural and ethnic identity to the child and ways to foster these identities;
(f) The long term implications for a family that has become multicultural through adoption; and
(g) The effects of adoption on the child and family.
(2) Training to prepare the adoptive family for a particular child must also be provided. This training must include the child's:
(a) Cultural, racial, religious, ethnic and linguistic background;
(b) Medical, social, birth and developmental history; and
(c) Educational data.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-147-1725, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: Chapters 13.34
RCW, RCW 74.15.030
, and 2013 c 105. WSR 15-01-069, § 388-147-1725, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]