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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 131. Standards for Licensed Child-Placing Agencies

22VAC40-131-480. Fees for adoption applications and services.

A. Prior to initiating the home study, the licensee shall make full disclosure of fee charges to adoptive home applicants.

B. Each applicant shall be given a written fee explanation that addresses the following:

1. The amount the applicant must pay and when and how the payments are to be made;

2. How the amount is determined and what services the fees cover; and

3. The refund policy of the licensee.

C. The licensee shall develop a mutually-acceptable written agreement with the adoptive applicants regarding the fees to be paid and the services to be provided.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-1734 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 10, eff. May 1, 2012.

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