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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

22VAC40-131-570. Parent-recommended homes for adoptive placements.

When the licensee accepts custody of a child for the purpose of placing the child with adoptive parents recommended by the birth parents or a person other than a licensed child-placing agency or local board, the licensee shall:

1. Provide to the birth parents information about the provisions of parental placement adoption and child-placing agency adoption placements;

2. Allow the informed birth parents to elect which placement provision described in subdivision 1 of this section they desire to apply to their case;

3. Provide the birth parents the opportunity to be represented by independent legal counsel; and

4. Provide the birth parents the opportunity for counseling with a social worker.

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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