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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 201. Permanency Services - Prevention, Foster Care, Adoption and Independent Living

22VAC40-201-170. Child-placing agency's responsibilities in nonagency adoptive placements.

A. At the request of the juvenile court, the child-placing agency shall:

1. Conduct a home study of the prospective adoptive home taking into consideration that the manner in which a family receives a child for adoption shall have no bearing on how the family is to be assessed for purposes of adoptive placement; and

2. Provide the court with a written report of the home study.

B. The child-placing agency shall make a recommendation to the court regarding the suitability of the individual to adopt.

C. As provided in §§ 63.2-1218 and 63.2-1219 of the Code of Virginia, if the child-placing agency suspects an exchange of property, money, services, or any other thing of value has occurred in violation of law in the placement or adoption of the child, it shall report such findings to the commissioner for investigation.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217, 63.2-319, and 63.2-900 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 2, eff. November 1, 2012; amended, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 8, January 11, 2017.

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