Department Actions Prior to Placement
(1)Prior to the physical placement of a child in the home of the family selected to be the adoptive resource, the caseworker must arrange post-placement supervision and medical coverage for the child.
(2)When the family selected to be the adoptive resource is outside the state of Oregon, but in the United States:
(a)The court and the receiving state must agree to the adoptive placement prior to the physical placement of a child who is not yet legally free for adoption;
(b)Approval as required by Child Welfare Policy I-B.3.4.2, “Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children”, OAR 413-040-0200 (The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) -- History and Purpose) to 413-040-0330 must be received; and
(c)When supervision is to be provided by a private agency, the Department must contract only with an agency willing to:
(A)Provide supportive services to the child and adoptive family;
(B)Provide progress reports as required by the Department;
(C)Provide a written recommendation regarding the finalization of the adoption; and
(D)Accept payment as authorized by the Department.
(3)Unless an exception is approved as described in OAR 413-120-0840 (Early Adoption Transition), adoption transition of a child into the home of a family selected to be the adoptive resource may not begin until:
(a)The time period has expired for the written request for review of the adoption placement selection as described in Child Welfare Policy I-G.1.5, “Adoption Placement Selection”, OAR 413-120-0060 (Review of the Adoption Placement Selection); or
(b)In the event the DHS Assistant Director of the Office of Child Welfare Programs or designee gives notice of the intent to review, until that review is complete.
(4)The Department may issue a child specific foster care certificate to an individual or individuals who have been selected as an adoptive resource when:
(a)Department staff have completed an assessment and home study under OAR 413-200-0274 (Assessment for Approval of an Adoptive Resource or Issuance of a Certificate of Approval or Child-Specific Certificate of Approval) for an adoptive applicant; or
(b)A child-caring agency licensed under OAR 413-215-0001 (Licensing Umbrella Rules: Regulation of Child-Caring Agencies) to 413-215-0131 (Licensing Umbrella Rules: Exceptions) and 413-215-0414 to 413-215-0481 (Adoption Agencies: Services to Children from the United States Placed in Other Countries) as an adoption agency has submitted all of the following to the Department:
(A)Verification that the adoptive resource has completed the adoption agency orientation required under OAR 413-215-0446 (Adoption Agencies: Adoptive Family Recruitment and Screening)(2) and training required under 413-215-0456 (Adoption Agencies: Information, Education, and Training for Adoptive Parents);
(B)The home study prepared subsequent to the assessment of the family described in OAR 413-215-0451 (Adoption Agencies: Adoptive Home Requirements);
(C)A copy of the checklist verifying the safety of the home and surrounding environment;
(D)Documentation verifying the approval of the criminal history and child abuse history checks required under OAR 413-215-0451 (Adoption Agencies: Adoptive Home Requirements)(2)(s) and (t); and
(E)A copy of the Certificate of Approval as a potential adoptive resource.
(5)The child specific foster care certificate issued under subsection (4)(a) of this rule has a begin date coinciding with the date of approval of the most recent home study or home study update, and an end date two years from that approval unless the criminal records check required under OAR 413-120-0460 (Contesting a Fitness Determination) requires an earlier end date.
(6)The child specific foster care certificate issued under subsection (4)(b) of this rule is a two-year certificate with a begin date coinciding with the approval of the home study or home study update.
(7)When a child specific foster care certificate is issued under section (4) of this rule, the home visits required by a certifier under OAR 413-200-0283 (Responsibilities to Monitor Certification Compliance)(1) are not required. Caseworker contact requirements for monitoring child safety under 413-080-0059 (Monitoring the Out-of-Home Ongoing Safety Plan) are required.
Rule 413-120-0830 — Department Actions Prior to Placement,