7 AAC 53.225 - Eligibility of a child adopted through a private agency or independently for Title IV-E adoption assistance

Current through September 28, 2021

(a) A child who is adopted through a private adoption agency or independently is eligible for Title IV-E adoption assistance if the department has determined under 7 AAC 53.205 that the child is a hard-to-place child with special needs, and the child meets one of the following conditions:
(1) the child is eligible for SSI at the time the adoption petition is filed with the court;
(2) the child is adopted and receives Title IV-E adoption assistance, but the adoption later dissolves or the adoptive parents die;
(3) the child was voluntarily relinquished to a private nonprofit agency, and
(A) there is a petition to the court to remove the child from the home of a parent or other specified relative who is the child's legal guardian within six months of the time the child lived with that parent or relative;
(B) a state court, or a tribal court with jurisdiction of the child, subsequently determines that the child cannot or should not be returned to the home because
(i) parental rights have been terminated; or
(ii) a determination has been made by a state court, or by a tribal court with jurisdiction of the child, that the child cannot or should not return to that home; and
(C) the child would have been eligible for AFDC, according to the requirements that were in effect on July 16, 1996, in the month that the court proceedings that led to the removal were initiated;
(4) the child is eligible as an applicable child under 7 AAC 53.223.
(b) The department will notify an adoptive parent in writing of the department's determination of eligibility under this section, and will advise the adoptive parent of the right to request a review under 7 AAC 54.500 or an evidentiary hearing under 7 AAC 54.510.

Notes

7 AAC 53.225
Eff. 3/31/2005, Register 173; am 4/13/2011, Register 198

Authority:AS 13.26.062

AS 25.23.210

AS 25.23.230

AS 47.14.100

AS 47.14.120

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