7 AAC 53.210 - Application for adoption or guardianship; department determination and disclosure

Current through September 28, 2021

(a) A prospective adoptive parent or guardian must
(1) submit an application to the department to adopt or become a guardian to a hard-to-place child with special needs; and
(2) cooperate with the department as it determines whether the applicant meets accepted standards as an adoptive parent or guardian, including successfully passing a criminal background check; the department will make a determination under this paragraph after conducting a home study under AS 25.23.200.
(b) After determining that a child is a hard-to-place child with special needs under 7 AAC 53.205, and that the adoptive parent or guardian meets accepted standards, including the positive results of a home study and successfully passing a criminal background check, the department will fully disclose to the adoptive parent or guardian the child's background, including known or potential problems.


7 AAC 53.210
Eff. 7/1/90, Register 114; am 11/16/94, Register 132; am 3/31/2005, Register 173

Authority:AS 13.26.062

AS 25.23.100

AS 25.23.200

AS 25.23.220

AS 25.23.230

AS 47.14.100

AS 47.14.120

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