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Subchapter 002 : PREPLACEMENT EVALUATION(Cite as: 15A V.S.A. § 2-207)
§ 2-207. Action by department
If, before a decree of adoption is issued, the department learns from an evaluator or another person that a minor has been placed for adoption with a person who is the subject of a preplacement evaluation on file with the department containing a finding of unsuitability, the department shall immediately review the evaluation and investigate the circumstances of the placement and may request that the person return the minor to the custody of the person who placed the minor or to the department. If the person refuses to return the minor, the department shall immediately commence an action or proceeding to remove the minor from the home of the person and, pending a hearing, the court shall make an appropriate order for the care and custody of the minor. (Added 1995, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)