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07.02.12.00.htm 07.02.12.00. Title 07 DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES Subtitle 02 SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION Chapter 12 Adoption Authority: Education Article, §15-106.1; Family Law Article, Title 5, Subtitle 3, Subtitle 3A, Subtitle 3B, Subtitle 4, Subtitle 4A, §5-101, 5-501, 5-524, 5-525, 5-525.1, 5-525.2, and 5-530; Human Services Article, §4-207; Annotated Code of Maryland; Ch. 444, Acts of 2007; 25 U.S.C. §1901―1963, 42 U.S.C. §670 et seq. 45 CFR 1355, 1356.4, and 1356.41
07.02.12.01.htm 07.02.12.01. 01 Purpose.. Adoption services are provided to:. A. Effect a permanent plan, through adoption, at the earliest possible time, for a child in out-of-home placement who cannot or should not be reunited with the child’s birth parent;B. Protect a child from unnecessary separation from the birth parent;. C. Provide, in the shortest time possible, an adoptive family who will ensure a child’s safety and well-being;
07.02.12.02.htm 07.02.12.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Administration” means the Social Services Administration of the Department of Human Services.. 2) “Adoptee” means an individual:. a) Whose adoption decree was issued by a Maryland court; or. b) Who was placed for adoption by a:. i) Maryland licensed child placement agency; or. ii) Local department.. 3) “Adoption” means a legal proceeding:.
07.02.12.03.htm 07.02.12.03. 03 Placement for Adoption.. A. The decision to select a particular family for a child shall be based on the child’s best interests and shall include consideration of:1) The needs of the child;. 2) The ability of a prospective adoptive family to meet the child’s overall physical, mental, emotional, and psychological needs, as well as any identified special needs; and3) The capacity of the prospective adoptive family to address the child’s needs based on the child’s
07.02.12.04.htm 07.02.12.04. 04 Post Adoption Services.. A. Post adoption services may be provided to support the adoptive placement after adoption finalization in accordance with available staff resources.B. Upon request of the adoptive family, the local department may make the following services available:1) Short-term adoption related counseling;. 2) Information and referral services; and. 3) Provision of any additionally acquired medical, social, psychological, and genetic history of the
07.02.12.05.htm 07.02.12.05. 05 Title IV-E Monthly Adoption Assistance.. A. Adoption assistance is medical benefits, and in appropriate cases a monthly payment, provided to adoptive families on behalf of eligible children to help the family defray the costs of meeting a child’s special needs.B. The Administration shall offer adoption assistance to the parent of an eligible child that meets the eligibility criteria for an applicable child or a nonapplicable child.C. An eligible child shal
07.02.12.06.htm 07.02.12.06. 06 State-Funded Monthly Adoption Assistance.. A. State-funded adoption assistance is medical benefits, and in appropriate cases a monthly payment, to adoptive families on behalf of eligible adoptive children with special needs that is intended to help defray the cost of raising such children.B. An eligible child:. 1) Is not eligible for a IV-E monthly adoption assistance;. 2) Is in the guardianship of a public or private agency or is going to be adopted in a consensual ad
07.02.12.07.htm 07.02.12.07. 07 Post Adoption Assistance.. A. Post adoption assistance payment is a State Medicaid benefits and/or a State-funded monthly payment to adoptive families on behalf of adoptive children who have a condition that would have made them eligible for adoption assistance had the condition been known prior to finalization of their adoption.B. A child may be eligible for post adoption assistance if:. 1) The child was in the guardianship of a Maryland public or Maryland priva
07.02.12.08.htm 07.02.12.08. 08 Adoption Assistance for Nonrecurring Expenses of Adoption.. A. In a domestic adoption, an adoptive parent of a child who meets the special needs criteria as delineated in Regulation .05(D)4) or .05(E)3) of this chapter may be eligible for reimbursement for certain nonrecurring expenses directly related to the legal process of adoption.B. In an intercountry adoption, an adoptive parent of a child who meets the definition of a child with special needs may be e
07.02.12.09.htm 07.02.12.09. 09 Right to Appeal.. A. Each applicant for adoption assistance or family who is receiving adoption assistance has the right to appeal the denial, reduction, suspension, or termination of adoption assistance.B. The local department shall:. 1) Notify the applicant or family of the right to appeal the local department’s decision in writing; and2) Provide information as to the procedure to be followed in making an appeal..
07.02.12.9999.htm 07.02.12.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 10, 1975 (2:28 Md R. 1667). Regulation .02B amended, D and E adopted effective December 19, 1983 (10:25 Md. R. 2266). Regulation .02C amended effective December 2, 1977 (4:25 Md. R. 1911). Regulation .03E amended effective November 30, 1979 (6:24 Md. R. 1918) repealed effective December 19, 1983 (10:25 Md. R. 2266)Regulation .03-1 adopted effective December 19, 1983 (10:25 Md. R. 2266).
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