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Statement of legislative intent
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 6, TITLE 9
§ 450. Statement of legislative intent. The legislature intends, by
the enactment of this title, to promote permanency of family status
through adoption for children who might not otherwise derive the
benefits of that status. By providing for an adoption subsidy program
which will be applied uniformly on a statewide basis, the legislature
also intends to eliminate, or at the very least substantially reduce,
unnecessary and inappropriate long-term foster care situations which
have proven financially burdensome to the state and, more importantly,
inimical to the best interests of many children who have not been placed
for adoption because of emotional or physical handicaps, age or other
factors, in accordance with regulations of the department.