SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(Division of Program and Policy)
Date of Adoption: March 30, 2001.
Purpose: The proposed rules replace WAC 388-70-510 to 388-70-595 as part of the department's rule migration and regulatory reform required under Executive Order 97-02. The proposed rules create part of a new chapter, WAC 388-27-0120 to 388-27-0390, Child welfare services -- Adoption support for children. The proposed rules describe programs and funding requirements to a degree not previously described in rule, with respect to the adoption support program and reflect federal guidelines issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services which determine federally funded adoption assistance.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 388-70-510, 388-70-520, 388-70-530, 388-70-540, 388-70-550, 388-70-560, 388-70-570, 388-70-580, 388-70-590, and 388-70-595.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 74.13.031.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-17-189 on August 23, 2000.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: An addition was made to WAC 388-27-0120 and 388-27-0135 to reflect federal guidelines in Policy Announcement ACYF-CB-PA-01-01 issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). These guidelines must be used by states in determining a child's eligibility for federally funded adoption assistance. Where these WAC regulations conflict with the guidelines set forth in the federal policy announcement, the federal guidelines are to be used.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 42, Amended 0, Repealed 10.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 42, Amended 0, Repealed 10. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
March 27, 2001
for Bonita H. Jacques, Chief
Office of Legal Affairs2828.5ADOPTION SUPPORT PROGRAM
PART A: GENERAL
WAC 388-27-0120 What is the legal basis of the department's adoption support program? The legal authorities for the program are:
(1) Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 74.13.100 through 74.13.159;
(2) Chapter 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) 673; and
(3) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy announcement ACFY-CB-PA-01-01 (issued January 23, 2001) establishing guidelines for states to use in determining a child's eligibility for Title IV-E adoption assistance.
"Adoption" means the granting of an adoption decree consistent with chapter 26.33 RCW.
"Adoption support agreement" means a written contract between the adoptive parent(s) and the department that identifies the specific support available to the adoptive parents(s) and other terms and conditions of the agreement.
"Adoption support cash payment" means basic monthly cash payments paid to the adoptive parent(s) by the department after the child's adoption.
"Adoption support special rate" means monthly cash payments in addition to the basic adoption support rate. The department may authorize payment of these funds only to meet documented exceptional expenses necessary to address the special needs condition of the child.
"Adoption support supplemental cash payment" means cash payments in addition to the adoption support basic monthly cash payments and the adoption support special rate. These supplemental payments enable the special needs child to receive services not funded by the monthly cash support payment or other resources. Note: Only children adopted on or after July 1, 1996 are eligible for supplemental cash payments.
"Applicant" means a person or couple applying for adoption support on behalf of a child the person or couple plans to adopt.
"Child placing agency" means a private nonprofit agency licensed by the department under chapter 74.15 RCW to place children for adoption or foster care.
"Department" means the department of social and health services.
"Extenuating circumstances" means a finding by an administrative law judge or a review judge that one or more certain qualifying conditions or events prevented an otherwise eligible child from being placed on the adoption support program prior to adoption.
"Medical services" means services covered by Medicaid (and administered by the medical assistance administration) unless defined differently in the adoption support agreement.
"Nonrecurring costs" means reasonable, necessary, and directly related adoption fees, court costs, attorney fees, and other expenses the adoptive parent incurs when finalizing the adoption of a special needs child. Total reimbursement from the department may not exceed one thousand five hundred dollars.
"Placing agency" means the agency that has the legal authority to place the child for adoption. This may be the department or a private nonprofit child placing agency.
"Program" means the department's adoption support program.
"Reconsideration" means the limited state-funded support available to an eligible child whose adoption was finalized without a valid adoption support agreement in place.
"Resident state" (for purposes of the child's Medicaid eligibility) means the state in which the child physically resides. In some cases this may be different from the state of the parent's legal residence.
"Special needs" means the specific factors or conditions that apply to the child and that may prevent the child from being adopted unless the department provides adoption support services. See WAC 388-27-0140 for a detailed description of the factors or conditions.
PART B: ELIGIBILITY
(1) Be less than eighteen years old when the department and the adoptive parents sign the adoption support agreement;
(2) Be legally free for adoption;
(3) Have a "special needs" factor or condition according to the definition in this rule (see WAC 388-27-0140); and
(4) Meet at least one of the following criteria:
(a) Is in state-funded foster care or child caring institution or was determined by the department to be eligible for and likely to be so placed (For a child to be considered "eligible for and likely to be placed in foster care" the department must have opened a case and determined that removal from the home was in the child's best interest.); or
(b) Is eligible for federally funded adoption assistance as defined in Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, the Code of Federal Regulations, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy announcement, ACFY-CB-PA-01-01 (issued January 23, 2001) establishing guidelines for states to use in determining a child's eligibility for Title IV-E adoption assistance, and any policy issuances of the Department of Health and Human Services.
(1) One or more of the following factors or conditions must exist:
(a) The child is of a minority ethnic background;
(b) The child is six years of age or older at the time of application for adoption support;
(c) The child is a member of a sibling group of three or more or of a sibling group in which one or more siblings meets the definition of special needs;
(d) The child is diagnosed with a physical, mental, developmental, cognitive or emotional disability; or
(e) The child is at risk for a diagnosis of a physical, mental, developmental, cognitive or emotional disability due to prenatal exposure to toxins, a history of serious abuse or neglect, or genetic history.
(2) The state has determined that the child cannot or should not be returned to the home of the biological parent; and
(3) The department or child placing agency that placed the child for adoption must document that except where it would be against the best interests of the child the department or child placing agency had made a reasonable but unsuccessful effort to place the child for adoption without adoption support.
(1) A child registered for three months with the Washington adoption resource exchange (WARE) without finding an adoptive family; or
(2) A child for whom a documented, formal agency search was conducted for three months, without finding a family who would adopt the child without adoption support services; or
(3) A child for whom the placing agency's selected prospective adoptive family is unable to adopt the child without assistance from the adoption support program.
(1) A foster parent desires to adopt a child who:
(a) Has been in the foster parent's home for six months or more before that child becomes legally free for adoption; and
(b) The child has close emotional ties to the current foster parent which, if severed, may cause emotional damage to the child; and
(c) The foster parent is identified as the adoptive parent of choice by the department or agency staff having responsibility for the child (RCW 26.33.190 and 74.13.109(4)); or
(2) The adoptive parent is a relative of specified degree as defined in RCW 74.15.020 (4)(a) and has an approved adoptive home study per RCW 26.33.109 and 74.13.109(4).
(2) The department must not use the adoptive parents' income as a basis for determining the child's eligibility for the adoption support program.
(3) The department must consider income and other financial circumstances of the adopting family as one factor in determining the amount of any adoption support cash payments to be made. (See WAC 388-27-0230, 388-27-0235, and 388-27-0240 for details.)
PART C: APPLICATION
(1) An applicant may apply through the social worker of the child to be adopted. The social worker must:
(a) Register the child with the adoption support program; and
(b) Submit the applicant's completed program application.
(2) An applicant may also apply directly to the adoption support program for adoption support services if:
(a) The child does not have an assigned social worker; or
(b) The applicant and the social worker have a dispute regarding the content of the program application.
(2) If the applicant is requesting a cash payment, the applicant and the department must mutually determine both the type and amount according to the requirements of WAC 388-27-0230 and 388-27-0235.
(3) If the applicant is requesting a supplemental cash payment, the applicant and the department must mutually determine the services for which the payment will be used and the expected duration of those services according to the requirements of WAC 388-27-820.
(4) If the applicant is requesting reimbursement of nonrecurring costs, the applicant must include this request in the application. (See WAC 388-27-0380 and 388-27-0385 for the type and amount of expenses the department may reimburse.)
(5) The applicant must furnish a copy of the applicant's most recently filed federal income tax return. If the applicant is not required to file a federal income tax return, the applicant must submit a financial statement with the applicant's adoption support application.
PART D: AGREEMENT
(1) State the amount of cash payments (if any) the department must make to the adoptive parent(s) on behalf of the child;
(2) Include an itemized list of the additional services (including Title XIX Medicaid and Title XX social services) for which the child is eligible;
(3) Contain statements that:
(a) Assure that participation in the adoption support program must continue, as long as the child is eligible, regardless of where the adoptive family resides;
(b) Inform the adoptive parent(s) that the agreement must be reviewed (and may be revised) at least once every five years; and
(c) Inform the adoptive parents(s) that the department may suspend a child from the program within thirty days of any changes in circumstances (of the child or family) that affect the child's eligibility for program payments if the adoptive parent has failed to notify the department of the changes.
(d) Define the circumstances under which the agreement may be terminated.
(4) Be signed by all relevant parties before the final adoption decree is issued (45 C.F.R. Sec. 1356.40).
(1) Social services (Title XX) become the responsibility of the new state of residence.
(2) Medical benefits (Title XIX Medicaid) remain the responsibility of Washington state if the child is not eligible for federal Title IV-E adoption assistance. However, Washington state is no longer responsible if the child becomes eligible for the resident state's Title XIX program through the Interstate Compact on Adoption and medical assistance or other eligibility factors.
(3) Title XIX Medicaid benefits become the responsibility of the resident state if the child receives Title IV-E adoption assistance.
(4) Medicaid benefits included in Washington state's Medicaid plan, but not included in the resident state's plan, must remain the responsibility of Washington state and subject to Washington state plan limits.
(5) Washington state remains responsible for any cash payments made to the adoptive parent(s) on behalf of the child or any non-Medicaid counseling that has been pre-authorized by the adoption support program per WAC 388-27-0245.
(2) If the child to be adopted needs support benefits prior to finalization, the assigned regional adoption support program manager may arrange an early effective date. To be eligible for an early effective date, the applicant must:
(a) Have an adoption support agreement signed by all parties;
(b) Sign the child's medical and family background report (DSHS 13-041) and a statement of the applicant's intention to adopt; and
(c) Have the department's designee sign "an exception to policy" statement.
(2) If the adoptive parent(s) receives department-funded foster care for the child to be adopted, the department's social worker assigned to the child must terminate that coverage on the last day of the month preceding the month in which the adoption support becomes effective.
(3) Foster care payments are paid after the month of service. Adoption Support payments are paid prior to the month of service.
(4) The adoptive parent(s) may not receive foster care payments and adoption support cash or supplemental payments for the same child for the same month of service.
(5) If the adoptive parent is adopting a relative child and has been receiving a nonneedy relative grant the adoptive parent must notify the community services office financial services specialist that the adoption has been finalized. The adoptive parent may not receive both the grant and adoption support payments for the same month for the same child.
(1) At the request of the adoptive parent(s);
(2) When the department loses contact with the adoptive parent(s);
(3) When the child is placed outside of the adoptive parents' home at department expense;
(4) If the adoptive parent is no longer providing for the child's daily care and living expenses; or
(5) If the adoptive parent fails to notify the department's adoption support program within thirty days of a change of circumstance which affects the adopted child's continuing eligibility for adoption support program cash payments or services.
(1) A significant change in the child's condition;
(2) A change in the marital status of the adoptive parent(s);
(3) A change in the legal or physical custody of the child; or
(4) A change in the adoptive family's mailing address.
(1) The child reaches eighteen years of age; (If a child is at least eighteen but less than twenty-one years old and is a full-time high school student or working full time toward the completion of a GED (high school equivalency) certificate and continues to receive financial support from the adoptive parent(s), the department may extend the terms of the adoption support agreement until the child completes high school or achieves a GED. Under no circumstances may the department extend the agreement beyond the child's twenty first birthday.) Adoption support benefits will automatically stop on the child's eighteenth birthday unless the parent(s) requests continuation per this rule and have provided documentation of the child's continuation in school. To prevent disruption in services the parent should contact the adoption support program at least ninety days prior to the child's eighteenth birthday if continued services are to be requested.
(2) The adoptive parents request termination of the agreement;
(3) The adoptive parents no longer have legal responsibility for the child;
(4) The adoptive parents are no longer providing financial support for the child;
(5) The child dies; or
(6) The adoptive parents die. (A child who met federal Title IV-E eligibility criteria for adoption assistance will be eligible for adoption assistance in a subsequent adoption.)
PART E: SERVICES
(1) Reimbursement for nonrecurring adoption finalization costs;
(2) Cash payments;
(3) Supplemental cash payments (only for adoptions finalized on or after July 1, 1996);
(4) Payment for counseling services as pre-authorized (see WAC 388-27-0255 for conditions and terms);
(5) Medical services through the department's Medicaid program; or
(6) Child care as pre-authorized per WAC 388-27-0270 (for children adopted on or after July 1, 1996).
|Age of Child||Maximum Rate|
|Less than six years old||$316.62|
|Six through eleven years old||$390.11|
|Twelve years or older||$462.24|
(a) Size, including the adopted child;
(b) Normal living expenses, including education and childcare expenses;
(c) Exceptional circumstances of any family member;
(e) Resources and savings plans;
(f) Medical care and hospitalization needs;
(g) Ability to purchase or otherwise obtain medical care; and
(h) Additional miscellaneous expenses related to the adopted child.
(2) The department and the adoptive parents will jointly determine the level of adoption support cash payments needed to meet the basic needs of the child without creating a hardship on the family.
(3) Under no circumstances may the amount of the basic adoption support monthly rate the department pays for the child exceed the adoption support rate established by the legislature for a child of that age.
(2) The department and the adoptive parents will jointly determine the level of adoption support special rate payments (if any) that may be needed to meet the specialized support of the child.
(3) The department will not authorize special rate payments for services available through other departmental or community resources/services.
(1) Supplemental cash payments are to assist the family in purchasing goods and services that are necessary to meet the physical, mental, developmental, cognitive or emotional needs of the child when those goods and services are not otherwise available through other resources.
(2) Supplemental cash payments must not be used to compensate the parent for difficulty of care (i.e., for the parents' time and energy spent caring for the child).
(3) Not all children are eligible to receive supplemental cash payments.
(4) Services necessary to meet the child's physical, mental, developmental cognitive or emotional needs may include:
(a) Special diets;
(b) Minor modifications to the environment to meet the medical needs of the child;
(c) Additional supervision needs required for the safety of the child or others which result from the child's disabilities; or
(d) Other costs to meet the child's needs as mutually agreed upon by the department and the adoptive parent.
(2) For supplemental cash payments, the department must:
(a) Base the payments upon needs documented and identified by the adoptive parent, the child's social worker, and/or the other professionals who are providing services to the child;
(b) Review payments annually (or as specified in the agreement) to determine the level of continued payments;
(c) Continue or modify payments based upon documented needs and mutual agreement between the adoptive parent(s) and the department.
(3) Under no circumstances may the total amount of payment to the family exceed the amount of the foster care maintenance payment that would be paid for that child if that child were in foster care.
(4) The department will not authorize supplemental cash payments for services available through other departmental or community resources/services.
(2) The department must make all medical payments according to established department procedures and directly to the child's physician(s) or service provider(s).
(1) The adoptive parent must obtain written authorization from the department's adoption support program before the service is rendered;
(2) The adoptive parents' primary health care coverage must be billed prior to billing the department's adoption support program;
(3) The department will pay the adoption support program's authorized rate minus any payment made by the primary (and other) insurer;
(4) The department may grant verbal authorization for no more than three counseling sessions prior to providing the required written authorization;
(5) The child's therapist or other treatment provider must submit a written treatment plan prior to authorization for continued treatment;
(6) The department may authorize counseling as follows:
(a) Up to six hours of outpatient counseling per month for up to twelve months; or
(b) Up to a total of twenty hours per quarter when critical need warrants;
(7) The department may extend the authorization for counseling (beyond the initial time period authorized) upon receipt of an updated treatment plan and documentation supporting the need for additional treatment from the treatment provider and a parent's request for continuing counseling (DSHS 10-214);
(8) The department may authorize this service for only one provider at a time unless a second provider is required for a different service.
(9) The department encourages adoptive parents to seek an annual assessment of the functioning of the adoptive child within the family to determine if there are mental health services needed to help maintain and/or strengthen the adoptive placement.
(2) If the adoptive parent requests residential treatment services for a child:
(a) For treatment of a mental illness, the department must refer the family to the local regional support network (RSN);
(b) If a diagnosis of physical, mental, developmental, cognitive or emotional disability is present, department staff must refer the child to the division of developmental disabilities (DDD) to determine eligibility of services for which the child might be eligible; or
(c) For reasons other than treatment of mental illness or developmental disabilities, department staff must refer the adoptive parent to the child welfare services intake at the local office of the division of children and family services (DCFS).
(3) The adoption support program manager may assist the adoptive parent in arranging residential service for the child but must not be responsible for the child's placement or for the payment of the residential service.
(2) The department must review the adoption support agreement and must discontinue any cash payments to the adoptive parent during the child's out-of-home placement unless the adoptive parent(s) documents continuing expenses directly related to the child's needs.
(1) In a two-parent home, both parents must be employed out of the home;
(2) In a single parent home, the parent must be employed out of the home;
(3) The department must make payment directly to the child care provider at the department rate for child care in that geographic area;
(4) The child must be less than twelve years of age;
(5) The childcare facility must have a valid license;
(6) The total (gross) income of the adoptive family must not exceed eighty-five percent of the state median income adjusted for family size (SMIAFS);
(7) The adoptive parent may be expected to participate in the cost of childcare, depending on individual circumstances; and
(8) If the family qualifies for the state childcare program the family must use that program first. The adoption support program may assist the family in making the co-payment to the state childcare program. The adoption support program must determine assistance with the co-payment on an individual case-by-case basis.
PART F: REVIEW
(a) At least once every five years; or
(b) When the adoptive parents request a change in the terms of the agreement.
(2) The department may review an adoption support agreement:
(a) Whenever variations in medical opinions, prognosis, or costs warrant a review; or
(b) At the department's request.
(2) The adoptive parent must provide supporting documentation upon department request.
(3) The department may request a copy of the adoptive parents' most recently filed IRS form 1040. If not required to file a federal tax return the adoptive parent(s) must submit a financial statement upon department request.
(4) The adoptive parent must request that the child's medical provider complete an EPSDT (early periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment) exam and submit a report of the results to the adoption support program.
(2) Changes in the terms of the agreement may be retroactive to the date the department received the written request; and
(3) If the department modifies the terms of the agreement, the adoptive parent and the department must sign a new agreement.
PART G: POST-FINALIZATION REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE
However, both state and federal governments have recognized that in some situations there may have been extenuating circumstances that prevented the child from being placed on the adoption support program prior to adoption. For these situations separate remedies have been created depending on which eligibility criteria are met by the child.
(1) Relevant facts regarding the child, the biological family or child's background were known by the agency placing the child for adoption and not presented to the adoptive parents prior to the legalization of the adoption;
(2) The department denied adoption assistance based upon a means test of the adoptive family;
(3) Erroneous determination or advice by the department or private child placing agency that a child is ineligible for adoption assistance; or
(4) Failure by the placing agency to advise adoptive parents of the availability of adoption assistance.
(2) The reconsideration program provides for payment of medical and counseling services to address the physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, or emotional disability of the child that resulted in the child's eligibility for the program.
(3) There is a twenty thousand dollar per child lifetime cap on this program.
(4) The program requires the adoptive parent and the department to sign an adoption support reconsideration agreement specifying the terms, conditions, and length of time the child will receive limited support.
(1) Have resided, immediately prior to adoption finalization, in a department funded pre-adoptive placement or in department funded foster care;
(2) Have a physical or mental handicap or emotional disturbance that existed and was documented before adoption or was at high risk for future physical or mental handicap or emotional disturbance due to conditions to which the child was exposed before adoption;
(3) Reside in Washington state with an adoptive parent who lacks the financial resources to care for the child's special needs; and
(4) Be covered by a primary basic health insurance program.
(1) A written cost estimate of the child's proposed corrective-rehabilitative services;
(2) A current medical evaluation of the child including the cause(s) of the condition requiring corrective-rehabilitative services;
(3) A written statement explaining the child's current medical and counseling needs;
(4) A written statement giving the department permission to request and review pre-adoption information held by the adoption agency facilitating the child's adoption; and
(5) A copy of the adoptive parents' most recently filed IRS 1040 federal income tax form.
(2) The department must base the authorized level of service on the child's needs and must limit the level of service to established program rates.
(3) The department must limit medical services to those services that would be available to the child if the child were eligible for Medicaid coverage.
(4) The department must make no cash payments to the family.
(5) The department must make payment directly to the provider of the authorized service.
(6) The adoptive parents' basic health insurance must provide primary coverage and must be used before billing the reconsideration program. The adoption support reconsideration program must be the secondary insurer.
(a) Reaches eighteen years of age;
(b) Is eligible for the federal Title IV-E adoption assistance program and has been placed on that program;
(c) Has received twenty thousand dollars in department paid medical, dental, and/or counseling services; or
(d) Is no longer the financial responsibility of the adoptive parent(s).
(2) If the parent dies, the reconsideration agreement becomes invalid. Neither the agreement nor the child's eligibility for the program are transferable to a subsequent adoption.
(3) The department may suspend services when the child:
(a) Resides outside the adoptive parents' home for more than thirty continuous days; or
(b) Is no longer covered by primary basic health insurance.
PART H: APPEAL RIGHTS
(a) Denial of a child's initial eligibility for the adoption support program or the adoption support reconsideration program;
(b) Failure to respond with reasonable promptness to a written application or request for services;
(c) Denial of a written request to modify the level of payment or service in the agreement;
(d) A decision to increase or decrease the level of the child's adoption support payments without the concurrence of the adoptive parent(s);
(e) Denial of a request for nonrecurring adoption expenses; or
(f) Termination from the program.
(2) The adoptive parent must submit a request for an administrative hearing to the office of administrative hearings within ninety days of receipt of the department's decision to deny a request or failure to respond to a request.
(3) The office of administrative hearings must apply the rules in WAC 388-27-0120 through 388-27-0390 as they pertain to the issues being contested.
PART I: NONRECURRING COSTS
(1) The child has a qualifying factor or condition identified in WAC 388-27-0140(1);
(2) Washington state has determined that the child cannot or should not be returned to the home of the child's biological parent; and
(3) Except where it would be against the best interest of the child, the department or a child placing agency has made a reasonable but unsuccessful effort to place the child with appropriate adoptive parents without the benefit of adoption assistance; and
(4) The child has been placed for adoption according to applicable state and local laws or Tribal laws.
(1) Court costs directly related to finalizing an adoption;
(2) Reasonable and necessary adoption fees;
(3) Reasonable and necessary attorney fees directly related to finalizing an adoption; and
(4) Costs associated with an adoption home study, including:
(a) Health and psychological examination;
(b) Placement supervision before adoption;
(c) Transportation, lodging, and food costs incurred by the adoptive parent(s) and child during pre-placement visits; and
(d) Other costs directly related to finalizing the legal adoption of the child.
(2) Upon finalization of the adoption, the adoptive parent may request reimbursement. A copy of the adoption decree and documentation supporting actual costs incurred must accompany the request for reimbursement.
(3) The department must reimburse documented actual costs or the amount specified in the signed agreement, whichever is less.
(4) The department will not reimburse nonrecurring adoption expenses that are reimbursable from other sources (for example: IRS, military, or the adoptive parent's employer).
The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
|WAC 388-70-510||Adoption support for children -- Legal basis -- Purpose.|
|WAC 388-70-520||Adoption support for children -- Definitions.|
|WAC 388-70-530||Adoption support for children -- Eligible child.|
|WAC 388-70-540||Adoption support for children -- Application.|
|WAC 388-70-550||Adoption support for children -- Types and amounts of payments.|
|WAC 388-70-560||Adoption support for children -- Criteria governing amount of payment.|
|WAC 388-70-570||Adoption support for children -- Agreement for adoption support.|
|WAC 388-70-580||Adoption support for children -- Review of support payment.|
|WAC 388-70-590||Adoption support for children -- Appeal from secretary's decision -- Hearing.|
|WAC 388-70-595||Reimbursement for nonrecurring adoption finalization costs.|