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Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Mandate 985

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Post-adoption contact and communication agreements
Purpose of legislation
Provides that a local board of social services or child welfare agency required to file a petition for a permanency planning hearing may inform the birth parents and shall inform the adoptive parents that they may enter into enter into a post-adoption contact and communication agreement. The bill further provides that such local board of social services or child welfare agency shall inform the child if he is 14 years of age or older that he may consent to such an agreement.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 84 (2019)
Chap 65 (2019)
VAC chapters to be amended
22 vac 40 - 131 : Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5313: Amend Standards for Licensed Child Placing Agencies to Comply with the Code
Latest Stage: Final
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