10A NCAC 70M .0302      SERVICES TO ADOPTIVE APPLICANTS

(a)  10A NCAC 70H  .0404, .0405, .0406, .0407, 0408 and .0409 shall govern the policies for public agencies providing adoption services in determining the procedures for, the application process, preplacement assessment, notification to adoptive applicants of acceptance or denial of application, services to adoptive applicants and families, legal process and record retention. 

(b)  A county department of social services shall prepare or contract for the preparation of a preplacement assessment for an adoptive applicant who has identified a prospective adoptive child and has been unable to obtain a preplacement assessment.   An applicant is deemed unable to obtain a preplacement assessment if the applicant is unable to obtain an assessment at the fee the county department of social services is permitted to charge under 10A NCAC 70M .0303.  Except as provided in this Subchapter, no county department of social services is required to conduct a preplacement assessment unless it agrees to do so.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 48-1-100; 48-1-101; 48-1-102; 48-1-103; 48-1-106; 48-1-109; 48-2-205; 48-2-301; 48-2-302; 48-2-304; 48-2-305; 48-2-501; 48-2-502; 48-2-503; 48-2-504; 48-2-601; 48-2-602; 48-2-603; 48-2-604; 48-2-605; 48-2-606; 48-2-607; 48-3-100; 48-3-201; 48-3-202; 48-3-203; 48-3-204; 48-3-205; 48-3-301; 48-3-302; 48-3-303; 48-3-304; 48-3-305; 48-3-306; 48-3-307; 48-3-308; 48-3-30; 48-3-501; 48-4-100; 48-4-101; 48-4-102; 48-4-103; 48-5-100; 48-5-101; 48-6-100; 48-6-102; 48-9-101; 48-9-102; 48-10-104; 48-10-105; 131D-10.5; 143B‑153;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. October 31, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2008; July 17, 2000; September 1, 1986.