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Title 15A : Adoption Act

Chapter 002 : ADOPTION OF MINORS

Subchapter 002 : PREPLACEMENT EVALUATION

(Cite as: 15A V.S.A. § 2-204)
  • § 2-204. Determining suitability to be adoptive parent

    (a) An evaluator shall assess the information required by section 2-203 of this title to determine whether it raises a concern that placement of any minor, or a particular minor, in the home of the person would pose a risk of harm to the physical or psychological well-being of the minor.

    (b) If an evaluator determines that the information assessed does not raise a concern that placement of any minor, or a particular minor, in the home of the person would pose a risk of harm to the physical or psychological well-being of the minor, the evaluator shall find that the person is suited to be an adoptive parent. The evaluator may comment about any factor that in the evaluator's opinion makes the person suited in general or for a particular minor.

    (c) If an evaluator determines that the information assessed raises a concern that placement of any minor, or a particular minor, in the home of the person would pose a risk of harm to the physical or psychological well-being of the minor, the evaluator, on the basis of the original or any further investigation, shall find that the person is or is not suited to be an adoptive parent. The evaluator shall support the finding with a written explanation. (Added 1995, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)