UT ST § 62A-4a-205.5
Title 62A. Utah Human Services Code
 Chapter 4A. Child and Family Services
 Part 2. Child Welfare Services

§ 62A-4a-205.5. Prohibition of discrimination based on race, color, or ethnicity

(1) As used in this section, "adoptable children" means children:

(a) who are in the custody of the division;  and

(b)(i) who have permanency goals of adoption;  or

(ii) for whom a final plan for pursuing termination of parental rights has been approved in accordance with Section 78A-6-314.

(2) Except as required under the  Act, 25 U.S.C. Secs. 1901-1963, the division may not base its decision for placement of adoptable children on the race, color, ethnicity, or national origin of either the child or the prospective adoptive parents.

(3) The basis of a decision for placement of an adoptable child shall be the best interest of the child.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1996, c. 314, § 2, eff. April 29, 1996;  Laws 1996, c. 318, § 23, eff. April 29, 1996;  Laws 1997, c. 329, § 11, eff. July 1, 1997;  Laws 2008, c. 3, § 160, eff. Feb. 7, 2008;  Laws  c. 237, § 2, eff. May 11,

U.C.A. 1953 § 62A-4a-205.5, UT ST § 62A-4a-205.5

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