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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
9/27/2020

22VAC40-131-510. Provisions for Adopting Children with Special Needs.

A. The licensee shall collaborate and work cooperatively with the local department to ensure that children with special needs, as defined by § 63.2-1300 of the Code of Virginia, who are legally free for adoption are registered with the Adoption Resource Exchange of Virginia within 30 days of termination of parental rights unless an adoptive placement agreement has been signed. The licensee holding custody shall ensure that the child is registered.

B. The licensee shall ensure that prospective adoptive families who will accept children with special needs are registered with the Adoption Resource Exchange of Virginia within 30 days of approval unless an adoptive placement agreement has been signed.

C. The licensee shall assist and work with the appropriate local department of social services to gather documentation and complete necessary applications for securing adoption assistance payments for the child.

D. The licensee shall ensure that necessary and appropriate services and treatment are provided to children with special needs, pursuant to Chapter 13 (§ 63.2-1300 et seq.) of Title 63.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

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

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