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                             CHAPTER 61-S.F.No. 521 
                  An act relating to adoption; requiring the listing of 
                  all children freed for adoption on the state adoption 
                  exchange within 20 days; amending Minnesota Statutes 
                  1994, section 259.75, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 
                  and by adding a subdivision. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 259.75, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  The commissioner of human services shall 
        establish an adoption exchange, which shall include but not be 
        limited to a book, updated monthly, that contains a photograph 
        and description of each child who has been legally freed for 
        adoption.  The exchange service shall be available to all 
        authorized local social service agencies and licensed 
        child-placing agencies whose purpose is to assist in the 
        adoptive placement of children, and the exchange book shall be 
        distributed to all such agencies. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 259.75, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  All authorized local social service agencies, and 
        licensed child-placing agencies shall send to the state adoption 
        exchange, within 60 45 days of the time a child becomes free for 
        adoption, a recent photograph and description of each child in 
        its care who has been legally freed for adoption by the 
        termination of parental rights, and for whom no adoptive home 
        has been found.  
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 259.75, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 2a.  All children identified under subdivision 2 must 
        be listed on the state adoption exchange within 20 days of the 
        receipt of the information from the local social service agency 
        or licensed child-placing agency. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 259.75, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  Changes in the status of a child listed in the 
        state adoption exchange shall be reported by the authorized 
        local social service agency and the licensed child-placing 
        agency to the exchange within ten working days after the change 
        occurs.  
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 259.75, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  Children remaining registered for 12 months shall 
        have their photographs and written descriptions updated by the 
        authorized local social service agency and the licensed 
        child-placing agency within ten working days of the expiration 
        of the 12 months, and every 12 months thereafter.  
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 259.75, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  A child's registration shall be withdrawn when 
        the exchange service has been notified in writing by the 
        authorized local social service agency and the licensed 
        child-placing agency that the child has been adopted, has become 
        14 years old and will not consent to an adoption plan, or has 
        died.  
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 259.75, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  An authorized A local social service agency and a 
        licensed child-placing agency may voluntarily refer any child 
        legally freed for adoption to the exchange service; or the 
        exchange service may determine that the recruitment of an 
        adoptive family through the exchange book is appropriate for a 
        child not registered with the service and require the child to 
        be registered with the exchange service within ten working days. 
           Presented to the governor April 17, 1995 
           Signed by the governor April 19, 1995, 2:12 p.m.