Adoption Placement Selection, Notification, and Documentation
(1)Adoption Placement Selection.
(a)The ADS must make a decision regarding the adoption placement selection no later than the end of the next business day following the scheduled adoption committee.
(b)The ADS may make one of the following adoption placement selection decisions from the identified potential adoptive resources presented at the adoption committee:
(A)Select one adoptive resource.
(B)Select an adoptive resource and identify a second adoptive resource as an alternate in the event that the selected adoptive resource is subsequently found to be unavailable or no longer deemed by the Department to meet the current and lifelong needs of the child under OAR 413-120-0800 (Purpose) to 413-120-0880 (No Delay in Placement).
(C)Select none of the potential adoptive resources.
(2)Notification of the Adoption Placement Selection.
(a)The ADS must send written notification to the child’s caseworker, the adoption workers, and the committee facilitator of the adoption placement selection, and alternate if one was named, no later than the end of the next business day following the scheduled adoption committee.
(b)By the end of the next business day following the notice sent in subsection (a) of this section, written notification on a form approved by the Department must be sent as follows:
(A)Each potential adoptive resource who was presented at the adoption committee must be notified by the following individuals of whether they were selected:
(i)A Department adoption worker; or
(ii)The child’s caseworker when the adoption worker is not a Department employee.
(B)The child’s attorney, CASA, an authorized representative from the child’s tribe, if the child is an Indian child, a member of the RCWAC, and the private adoption agency representing a potential adoptive resource, as applicable, must be notified of the adoption placement selection by the child’s caseworker.
(C)Notices in paragraphs (A) and (B) of this subsection must contain information on the Department’s review process as described in OAR 413-120-0060 (Review of the Adoption Placement Selection), except when the potential adoptive resources were all general applicants.
(3)The ADS must send written documentation on a form approved by the Department regarding the adoption placement selection, the alternate when one is named, and the basis for those decisions to the central office Adoption Program within two business days following the adoption committee.
Rule 413-120-0057 — Adoption Placement Selection, Notification, and Documentation,