25 CFR 20.503 - When can Child Assistance funds be used for Indian adoption or guardianship subsidies?
You, the social services program, can use Child Assistance funds to provide either adoption or guardianship subsidies if all of the following are true:
(a) The child is 17 or younger;
(b) The child has been in foster care prior to approval of the subsidy;
(c) The social services worker has considered all other available resources, attempted permanency planning, and documented in the case file that placement was in the best interest of the child; and
(d) The Bureau Line Officer approves the subsidy before it is authorized and redetermines eligibility on a yearly basis.