Alaska Admin. Code tit. 7, § 56.370


Alaska Administrative Code

Title 7. Health and Social Services

Part 4. Children's Services and Juvenile Justice

Chapter 56. Child Placement Agencies

Article 4. Services Related to the Decision to Place a Child


7 AAC 56.370. Authorization to place a child.


(a) An agency may not place a child in foster or residential care unless the agency has a copy of the following authorities, as appropriate, to place the child:


(1) a written agreement with the parent of the child;


(2) a contract with agency, including a state agency, legally authorized to provide foster care or residential care;


(3) a request for foster care or residential care by the child, with any legally required parental consent; and


(4) verification of compliance with ICPC or ICJ;


(5) verification of compliance with ICWA, including a copy of the notice to the tribe; and


(6) verification of compliance with 42 U.S.C. 1996b.


(b) An agency may not place a child in an adoptive or guardianship home unless the agency has a copy of the following authorities, as appropriate, to place the child:


(1) a voluntary surrender signed by a birth parent in accordance with the law of the country or state where the surrender is taken or evidence that the child is legally freed for adoption in the country of origin;


(2) evidence of termination of parental rights;


(3) evidence that the parent is in agreement with a plan for guardianship or parental rights have been terminated or have been suspended by the court;


(4) verification of compliance with the ICPC or ICJ;


(5) verification of compliance with ICWA, including a copy of the notice to the tribe;


(6) verification of compliance with 42 U.S.C. 1996b;


(7) verification of compliance with 8 C.F.R. 204.3 as revised as of August 1, 1994 for intercountry adoptions.


(c) In this section "ICJ" means the Interstate Compact on Juveniles (AS 47.15.010 - 47.15.080).


(Eff. 1/1/2001, Register 156)

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