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Title 15A : Adoption Act


Subchapter 001 : Placement of Minors For Adoption

(Cite as: 15A V.S.A. § 2-103)
  • § 2-103. Placement for adoption by agency

    (a) An agency authorized to place a minor for adoption shall furnish to a person who inquires about its services a written statement of its services, including the agency's procedure for selecting a prospective adoptive parent for a minor, the role of the parent or guardian in the selection, and a schedule of its fees.

    (b) A parent shall be informed that he or she may indicate preferences for the selection of the adoptive parent, and may be involved in the selection of the adoptive parent.

    (c) An agency that places a minor for adoption shall authorize in writing the prospective adoptive parent to provide support and medical and other care for the minor pending entry of a decree of adoption. The prospective adoptive parent shall acknowledge in writing responsibility for the minor's support and medical and other care.

    (d) An agency shall inform the adoptive parents about any known unique requirements or special needs of the child and the services available to assist with meeting those needs, including any adoption subsidy for which the child may be eligible.

    (e) Upon request by a parent who has relinquished a minor child pursuant to Part 4 of this article, the agency shall promptly inform the parent as to whether the minor has been placed for adoption, whether a petition for adoption has been granted, denied, or withdrawn, and, if the petition was not granted, whether another placement has been made. (Added 1995, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)