SECTION .0500 ‑ OUT‑OF‑STATE ADOPTION FEES ‑ GENERAL

 

10A NCAC 70M .0501      PURPOSE OF OUT‑OF‑STATE ADOPTION SERVICE FEES

(a)  Out‑of‑state adoption service fees are established as part of the state‑wide permanency planning effort for the purpose of providing services to foster children to assist in finding permanent adoptive homes for them.

(b)  This adoption service fee is provided to county departments of social services for payment of service fees to obtain adoption services from out‑of‑state adoption agencies, including assisting with the costs of:

(1)           recruiting and securing an adoptive home for the child;

(2)           pre‑placement services to family and child;

(3)           post‑placement services to family and child;

(4)           post‑finalization services.

(c)  The adoption service fee is designed to provide financial assistance to enable county departments of social services having legal placement and consenting authority of children to expand their adoptive family recruitment through referrals to out‑of‑state adoption agencies that specialize in hard‑to‑place children.

(d)  The Division of Social Services will provide a maximum of one thousand eight hundred dollars ($1800) per child for adoption service fees contracted for between a county department of social services and an authorized out‑of‑state adoption agency.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 48‑1; 143B‑153;

Eff. March 23, 1981;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1991.