Chapter 48

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Policy Manual: Adoptions

Topic / Number

  • Introduction 48-2   
  • Philosophy And Principles Of Adoption 48-3   
  • Definitions And Descriptions
  • Adoption Specialist 48-6
  • Case Transfer Procedures When Goal is Adoption
    • Transfer Prior to Termination of Parental Rights 48-7-2
    • Transfer of Case Following Termination of Parental Rights 48-7-3
  • Termination Of Parental Rights In Probate Court
    • Filing Procedure 48-8-2
    • Probate Court Requirements 48-8-3
    • Alleged or Putative Father 48-8-4
    • Investigation and Report 48-8-5
  • Legal Risk
  • Availability Of Child
    • Children Eligible for Adoption 48-10-1
    • Registration and Photo Listing 48-10-2
  • Department Resources
    • Operation of the Adoption Resource Exchange 48-11-2
  • Assessment Of Child
  • Preparing The Child For Placement
    • Preparation for Placement 48-13-2
    • Casework Aspects of Child Preparation 48-13-3
    • Procedures for Creating and Utilizing a Life Book 48-13-4
  • Selection Of Adoptive Family
  • Adoption Placement Process
  • Supervision Of Children In Adoptive Placement
    • Procedure for Supervision of Children In Adoptive Placement 48-16-2
    • Transferring to Another Region 48-16-3
    • Supervision When Foster Home Becomes Adoptive Home 48-16-5
    • Out-of-State Placements 48-16-6
    • Placement of Child Into Connecticut From Another State 48-16-7
  • Adoption Disruption 48-17
  • Subsidized Adoptions
    • Determining Eligibility 48-18-2
    • Certification of Special Needs 48-18-3
    • Procedures to Place the Special Needs Child In Adoption 48-18-4
    • Determination of the Amount and Type of Subsidy 48-18-5
    • Processing Subsidized Adoptions 48-18-6
    • When Is a Subsidy Granted? 48-18-7
    • Right to a Hearing 48-18-8
    • Hearing Process for Subsidies 48-18-9
    • State Medical Subsidy 48-18-10
    • Eligibility for Other Department Programs 48-18-11
    • Federal Subsidy Program: Title IV-E Adoption Assistance 48-18-12     
    • Adoption Subsidy Review Board 48-18-13
    • Procedures for Name Change at Time of Placement 48-18-14
    • Medical Expense Subsidy 48-18-15       
      • Eligibility 48-18-15.1
      • Opening a Medical Expense Subsidy 48-18-15.2
      • Payment of Medical Bills not Covered By Department of Social Services 48-18-15.3
  • Reimbursement of Non-Recurring Adoption Expenses
  • Post-Finalization 48-18-17
  • Request for Subsidy After Finalization 48-18-18
  • Finalization
  • Post-Adoption Services 48-20
  • College Assistance/Post Secondary Education Assistance for Adopted Children 48-20-2
  • Relative and Stepparent Adoptions
  • Permanency Placement Services Program (PPSP) Program Description 48-22-2