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Rule 5101:2-48-21 | Child study inventory.


(A) A child study inventory (CSI) shall be developed and completed within thirty days after the public children services agency (PCSA) or private child placing agency (PCPA) receives permanent custody of a child.

(1) If sufficient information is not available to complete any element of the CSI, the caseworker is to document in the child's case record efforts that were made to secure such information.

(2) The CSI is not to contain any identifying information regarding the child's birth family.

(B) The CSI shall be reviewed and updated at the time of each semiannual administrative review, adoptive placement and removal from the adoptive placement.

(C) The CSI shall include, at a minimum, the following information, as applicable to the age and circumstances of the child:

(1) A summation of the history of the child's biological family, which shall include, but is not limited to the biological parents':

(a) Age.

(b) Marital status.

(c) Educational and occupational background.

(d) Ethnic and racial background, religion, and other cultural characteristics.

(e) Talents and hobbies.

(f) Mental and physical disabilities.

(g) Medical conditions such as genetic/inherited diseases, illnesses, etc.

(h) Social and medical information on the adoptive child's sibling(s).

(i) Social and medical information on the adoptive child's ancestors.

(2) The child's substitute care placement history, including reasons for the original placement and reasons for subsequent placement moves.

(3) A listing of the child's identified and anticipated special needs, and documentation verifying those special needs.

(4) A summation of the history and background information known about the child which shall include, but is not limited to:

(a) Positive attributes, characteristics or strengths of the child such as talents, interests or educational achievements.

(b) Physical, intellectual and social development of the child.

(c) Immediate health needs and current medications of the child.

(d) Attachment and bonding of the child to caregivers and siblings.

(e) The information to be shared with the prospective adoptive parents pursuant to rule 5101:2-48-15 of the Administrative Code.

(5) Written information describing the types of behavior that the prospective adoptive parent(s) may anticipate from a child who has experienced trauma, suggested interventions, and the services available to the family after finalization.

(D) Copies of the CSI are to be provided prior to the adoptive placement to the following:

(1) The PCSA, PCPA, or private noncustodial agency (PNA) assisting in the adoptive placement of the child.

(2) The adoptive parents no later than the date of the adoptive placement. Pursuant to rule 5101:2-48-16 of the Administrative Code, the CSI may be shared with prospective adoptive parents prior to the matching conference.

(E) If a newborn child is placed from a hospital into an adoptive home, the PCSA or PCPA is to provide copies of the CSI to the entities in paragraph (D) of this rule no later than thirty days after the adoptive placement.

(F) The adoptive child's case record and the adoptive family's case record are to both contain copies of the CSI and the completed JFS 01667 "Adoption Information Disclosure" documenting that all information to be shared with the adoptive family was received by the adoptive family.

Last updated May 1, 2021 at 8:54 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 2152.72, 3107.017, 5153.166
Amplifies: 2152.72, 3107.017
Five Year Review Date: 5/1/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 12/30/1966, 10/1/1986, 7/1/1990, 9/1/1994, 2/13/1998 (Emer.), 5/14/1998, 9/1/2003, 5/15/2009, 10/1/2014