DFCS Online Policies & Procedures

  DFCS Online Policies & Procedures

   <<< Return to OPP Table of Contents
Handbook 8:  Juvenile Court Hearings and Reports
8-14.1 Adoption Progress Reports
Juvenile Court Hearings and Reports
8-14.1  Adoption Progress Reports
Reference Points
Overview
Reporting Adoption Progress in an Interim Review Report
Reporting Adoption Progress in a Status Review Report


Reference Points
Effective Date: 4/01/07
Last Updated: 03/15/07
 Non CWS/CMS Forms:
MS Word Adoption Progress Template
MS Word Adoption Progress Review Checklist
 CWS/CMS Forms:
bullet Court Management Section


Overview   Social workers must exercise reasonable efforts to finalize adoptions expeditiously when children have been freed for adoption.  The Court will often set an Interim Hearing to learn about the status of the adoption finalization process.  If the adoption is not finalized before the next Post Permanency Planning Review Hearing, the court must consider if reasonable efforts have been made to finalized the adoption.  The Court and Department have agreed upon standard information that is required to be submitted to the Court at Interim and Post Permanency Planning Review Hearings.
    < Return to OPP Table of Contents | ^ Back to Top of Page
   
Reporting Adoption Progress in an Interim Review Report  

When submitting an Adoption Progress Report to the Court at an Interim Review Hearing, the social worker:

  • Creates an Interim Review Report in CWS/CMS.
  • Deletes the headings "Reason for Hearing" and "Current Situation" and all subheadings under "Current Situation" from the Interim Review Report template.
  • Copies the Adoption Progress Template
  • Pastes the Template into the Interim Review Report.
    • The Template is inserted into the Report at the same point at which "Reason for Hearing" was deleted.
    • Position the cursor after the text under the heading "Indian Child Welfare Act", prior to pasting.
    < Return to OPP Table of Contents | ^ Back to Top of Page
   
Reporting Adoption Progress in a Post Permanency Planning Status Review Report  

To report progress on an adoption finalization in a Post Permanency Planning Status Review Hearing Report, social workers attach the Adoption Progress Review Checklist (not to be confused with the Adoption Progress Template) to the Report and reference the attachment under the heading "Attachments."

    < Return to OPP Table of Contents | ^ Back to Top of Page