Section 2151.39 | Placement of children from other states.
No person, association or agency, public or private, of another state, incorporated or otherwise, shall place a child in a family home or with an agency or institution within the boundaries of this state, either for temporary or permanent care or custody or for adoption, unless such person or association has furnished the department of job and family services with a medical and social history of the child, pertinent information about the family, agency, association, or institution in this state with whom the sending party desires to place the child, and any other information or financial guaranty required by the department to determine whether the proposed placement will meet the needs of the child. The department may require the party desiring the placement to agree to promptly receive and remove from the state a child brought into the state whose placement has not proven satisfactorily responsive to the needs of the child at any time until the child is adopted, reaches majority, becomes self-supporting or is discharged with the concurrence of the department. All placements proposed to be made in this state by a party located in a state which is a party to the interstate compact for the placement of children shall be made according to the provisions of sections 5103.20 to 5103.22 of the Revised Code, or, if the interstate compact on the placement of children is in effect in this state, all placements proposed to be made in this state by a party located in a state that is a party to that compact shall be made according to the provisions of sections 5103.23 to 5103.237 of the Revised Code.
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