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Out-of-state adoptive parents
Social Services (SOS) CHAPTER 55, ARTICLE 6, TITLE 9
§ 457. Out-of-state adoptive parents. With respect to a child who
has been adopted within this state but who has been removed from this
state by his adoptive parents, or a child who has been adopted by
residents of another state or of the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and who
is, or who is likely to become, a public charge within this state,
payments under section four hundred fifty-three or four hundred
fifty-four of this title may be made pursuant to an agreement between
the district and the adoptive parents, provided that such agreement is
in accordance with the regulations of the department promulgated to
achieve the objective of increasing the number of adoptions of potential
public charges, with particular emphasis upon handicapped and hard to
place children. Any such agreement shall become void at such time as it
is determined by the social services official that a child on whose
behalf payments are being received pursuant to such agreement was
brought into this state for the sole purpose of qualifying prospective
out-of-state adoptive parents for such payments. Such determination may
be appealed to the department which, upon receipt of the appeal, shall
conduct a fair hearing in accordance with the provisions of section four
hundred fifty-five of this title.