Renegotiation of an Adoption Assistance Payment
(1)The Department, pre-adoptive family, or adoptive family may request renegotiation of an adoption assistance agreement. When the pre-adoptive family or adoptive family has previously signed an adoption assistance agreement only and requests adoption assistance at a later date, it is considered a renegotiation.
(2)A request for renegotiation of the adoption assistance agreement made by a pre-adoptive family or adoptive family must:
(a)Be in writing in a format provided by the Department to the pre-adoptive family or adoptive family;
(b)Document changes in the circumstances of the pre-adoptive family or adoptive family, when applicable;
(c)Document the needs of the child or young adult;
(d)Provide information about the financial expenses of the pre-adoptive family or adoptive family in meeting the needs of the child or young adult; and
(e)If the pre-adoptive family or adoptive family is requesting a CANS screening, provide written documentation of the child’s or young adult’s current behaviors and functioning that meet the eligibility requirements for a CANS screening referral under OAR 413-020-0230 (Referral for and Review of the CANS Screening).
(3)Renegotiation of the adoption assistance payment will be conducted using the negotiation process described in OAR 413-130-0070 (Negotiation and Determination of the Monthly Adoption Assistance Payment)(2) to (5).
(4)A new adoption assistance agreement must be signed by all parties each time the adoption assistance payment changes as a result of renegotiation.
(5)The Department may authorize a renegotiated adoption assistance payment increase or decrease for the period commencing the first day of the month in which the Department receives the documentation required to complete the requested renegotiation, or another date agreed upon by the pre-adoptive family or adoptive family and the Department.
(6)The Department may approve up to twelve months of retroactive payments unless a contested case hearing was requested and a subsequent decision necessitates a payment of more than twelve months. The decision includes any decision by the Department, including:
(a)A final order;
(b)A stipulated final order;
(c)A settlement agreement; or
Rule 413-130-0075 — Renegotiation of an Adoption Assistance Payment,