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Adoption services; purchase by department
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 6, TITLE 1
§ 372-d. Adoption services; purchase by department. 1. The
department may provide, through purchase of services from authorized
agencies, adoption services for any child who has been referred to the
statewide adoption service pursuant to section three hundred
seventy-two-c and who has not been placed for adoption within three
months after the date of such referral.

2. As used in this section "adoption services" shall mean those
services and activities set forth in subdivision one of section three
hundred seventy-two-b of this chapter.

3. In accordance with regulations of the department, expenditures
made by the department for the provision, through purchase, of adoption
services for a child pursuant to this section shall be subject to
reimbursement to the state by the social services district charged with
the guardianship and custody of the child, as follows: fifty percent of
the amount expended for the provision of such adoption services after
first deducting from such amount any federal funds properly received or
to be received on account thereof.