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Subpart 1.

Notice and reason.

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.

Subp. 2.

Finding of good cause.

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.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 257.05; 257.175; 259.53; 259.67; 259.75; 259.87


9 SR 909

Published Electronically:

October 11, 2007