(1)To be considered as a potential adoptive resource, each applicant who is the subject of an adoption home study must provide a signed, valid release of information to release the adoption home study and associated documents to be considered in the adoption placement selection.
(2)When the Department considers written information in addition to the adoption home study concerning a potential adoptive resource during the adoption placement selection, the adoption worker must:
(a)Notify the potential adoptive resource of the additional written information; and
(b)Have the potential adoptive resource sign a release of information for the additional written information to be considered in the adoption placement selection.
(3)The Child Permanency Program Manager, at his or her discretion, may determine that any written information released under section (1) or (2) of this rule must be a summary or redacted copy when:
(a)An individual who is a subject of the adoption home study or additional information has requested that information be redacted or summarized; or
(b)There is a conflict of interest as described in OAR 413-120-0222 (Conflict of Interest for Adoptive Applicants).
(4)Any written information released under section (1), (2) or (3) of this rule must:
(a)Be kept confidential by the recipients;
(b)Be used only for the purpose of making the recommendation and selection of a child’s adoptive resource;
(c)Not be redisclosed verbally or in writing;
(d)Not be copied; and
(e)Be returned to the Department when the adoption placement selection has been made.
Rule 413-120-0016 — Confidentiality,