110 CMR 7.509 - Identified Adoptions

(1) An "identified adoption" means an adoption where the parent executes a written surrender of his/her child directly to a particular person or agency.
(2) Identified adoptions of children brought into the Commonwealth are permitted provided that the placement is made by the Department or by an adoption or placement agency licensed or approved by the Office for Children, and is approved by the Compact Administrator for the Commonwealth.
(3) Identified adoptions of Massachusetts children in another state are permitted provided that a home study is prepared in accordance with the laws of the receiving state and is submitted for approval to the Compact Administrator for the Commonwealth, prior to the placement.
(4) Any adoption or placement agency licensed or approved by the Office for Child Care Services (including the Department of Children and Families) which agrees to accept a child from another state and to place that child in a particular identified home in the Commonwealth can thereafter refuse to place the child in that particular home based on the results of a completed home study.
(5) The Interstate Compact shall apply to all identified adoptions of children born to mothers who are out-of-state residents, regardless of whether the surrender was executed in the sending state or in Massachusetts, unless the child is surrendered directly to one of the exempt relatives or guardian as enumerated in 110 CMR 7.503(3).


110 CMR 7.509

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