Part 421 - STANDARDS OF PRACTICE FOR ADOPTION SERVICES - OCFS

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PART 421

STANDARDS OF PRACTICE FOR ADOPTION SERVICES

(Statutory authority: Social Services Law, Sections 20, 34,
372-b, 372-d, 372-e, 383-c, 384, 398, 398-b, 450,
453, 455, 458; L. 1986, ch. 451)
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421.1 Definitions
421.2 Principles of adoption services
421.3 General requirements
421.4 Services to biological parent or legal guardian
421.5 Services to fathers of out-of-wedlock children
421.6 Surrender
421.7 Termination of parental rights
421.8 Services to children
421.9 Purchase-of-service contracts
421.10 Community relations and recruiting
421.11 First contact with prospective adoptive parents
421.12 Application
421.13 Application acceptance
421.14 Waiting lists
421.15 Adoption study process
421.16 Adoption study criteria
421.17 Finding a child
421.18 Special provisions for adoptive placement
421.19 Foster parents
421.20 Records and reports
421.21 Reimbursement for adoption expenditures
421.22 Apportioning reimbursement
421.23 Claiming
421.24 Adoption with subsidy
421.25 Agency staff review and evaluation

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