adoption service

(3)The term “adoption service” means— (A)identifying a child for adoption and arranging an adoption; (B)securing necessary consent to termination of parental rights and to adoption; (C)performing a background study on a child or a home study on a prospective adoptive parent, and reporting on such a study; (D)making determinations of the best interests of a child and the appropriateness of adoptive placement for the child; (E)post-placement monitoring of a case until final adoption; and (F)where made necessary by disruption before final adoption, assuming custody and providing child care or any other social service pending an alternative placement.


42 USC § 14902(3)

Scoping language

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