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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

22VAC40-131-530. Adoption placement agreement.

A. The licensee who holds custody of a child shall at the time of placement of the child enter into a written agreement for placement with the prospective adoptive family.

B. The placement agreement shall remain in effect until final order of adoption is entered by the court or until the placement ends or disrupts.

C. The adoption placement agreement shall include:

1. The requirements of the foster care agreement specified in 22VAC40-131-280 B and C;

2. A statement that the licensee maintains the legal responsibility to protect the best interests of the child and that the licensee may, with the sanction of the court, remove the child from the prospective adoptive home when removal is determined to be in the best interests of the child;

3. A listing of licensee's responsibilities until the final order of adoption is entered by the court;

4. A listing of the prospective adoptive family's responsibilities the adoptive family will maintain until the final order of adoption is entered by the court; and

5. A statement of services the licensee will provide to the family after the final order is entered, if any services have been agreed upon.

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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