5101:2-48-25 Inter-country adoption data collection.

(A) The following definitions apply to this rule:

(1) Inter-country adoption is a type of adoption in which an individual or couple becomes the legal and permanent parents of a child born in another country.

(2) A "disruption" is the interruption of a placement for adoption during the post-placement period.

(3) A "dissolution" is the termination of the adoptive parent's parental rights after the adoption is finalized.

(B) A public children services agency (PCSA), private child placing agency (PCPA) and private non-custodial agency (PNA) shall complete a JFS 01670 "Inter-Country Adoption Data Collection" (rev. 1/2009) for each child who was adopted via inter-country and who entered foster care due to an adoptive placement disruption or an adoption dissolution.

(C) The PCSA, PCPA or PNA shall complete the JFS 01670 and submit it to the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) within ten days after a disruption of a child's adoption or ten days after the dissolution of an adoption.

(D) The PCSA, PCPA or PNA shall complete a JFS 01670 even if the child is already in foster care when the adoption dissolved.

(E) The PCSA, PCPA or PNA shall report a disruption even if the child's plan is reunification with the prospective adoptive parent and the child's stay in foster care is brief.

(F) The PCSA, PCPA or PNA shall not complete a JFS 01670 for a child who enters foster care after a finalized adoption if the adoptive parent's legal rights to the child remain intact.

Effective: 01/11/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5103.03 , 5153.166
Rule Amplifies: 5101.97