The local social service or licensed child-placing agency supervising the child shall notify the state agency's adoption unit within five working days that the child's adoptive placement is terminated when one of the following circumstances arise:
the child is removed from the adoptive home;
the child dies;
the adoptive placement has continued for two years without the formalization of the adoption; or
adoption is no longer the agency's permanent plan for the child.
Termination of the adoptive placement by a local social service agency may be made only upon a specific finding of good cause by responsible agency personnel. Good cause exists when the placement is shown to be detrimental to the physical, mental, or emotional well-being of the child or the adoptive parents. Prior to seeking the removal of the child from the home, the agency shall:
inform the adoptive parents in writing of the reasons for removal; and
in an emergency situation involving danger to the child's health or well-being, request the assistance of the appropriate law enforcement authorities in the immediate removal of the child from the home.
9 SR 909
October 11, 2007