Not less than seventy-two hours before a public children services agency or private child placing agency enters into an agreement with a parent under division (B) of section 5103.15 of the Revised Code, an assessor shall meet in person with the parent and do both of the following:
(A) Provide the parent with a copy of the written materials about adoption prepared by the department of job and family services under division (C) of section 3107.083 of the Revised Code, discuss with the parent the adoption process and ramifications of a parent entering into a voluntary permanent custody surrender agreement, and provide the parent the opportunity to review the materials and ask questions about the materials, discussion, and related matters ;
(B) If the child who is the subject of the agreement, if adopted, will be an adopted person as defined in section 3107.45 of the Revised Code, inform the parent that the parent's child and the adoptive parent may receive, in accordance with section 3107.47 of the Revised Code, identifying information about the parent that is contained in the child's adoption file maintained by the department of health unless the parent checks the "no" space provided on the component of the form prescribed under division (A)(1)(b) of section 3107.083 of the Revised Code or signs and has filed with the department a denial of release form prescribed under section 3107.50 of the Revised Code.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 56, SB 23, §1, eff. 3/20/2015.
Effective Date: 07-01-2000