Utah Admin. Code R512-41-4 - Adoption Decision

Current through Bulletin No. 2021-18, September 15, 2021

(1) Permanency decisions should be made in a timely manner, recognizing the child's developmental needs and sense of time. Child and Family Services shall make intensive efforts to place the child with the adoptive parent(s) within 30 days after the court determined a permanency goal of adoption for the child.
(2) When the child is not residing with the family that will adopt the child, Child and Family Services will reconsider any potential kinship caregivers or other adults known to the child.
(3) Concurrently, the Adoption Committee or committees should seek other resource families in all regions of the state to select adoptive parent(s) who could meet the child's needs.
(4) If adoptive parent(s) are not found for the child within 30 days of the primary permanency goal becoming adoption, the child must be registered with The Adoption Exchange to help recruit adoptive parents.
(5) Geographic boundaries alone should not present barriers or delays to the selection of adoptive parent(s).
(6) The Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 USC 1915 (January 3, 2007), takes precedence for an adoption of an Indian child who is a member of a federally recognized tribe or Alaskan Native village.
(7) Placements will be made in accordance with the Interethnic Adoption Act, 42 USC 1996b (2010).


Utah Admin. Code R512-41-4
Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2016-11, effective 5/9/2016 Amended by Utah State Bulletin Number 2019-24, effective 11/21/2019

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