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Family Code - FAM

DIVISION 13. ADOPTION [8500 - 9340]

  ( Division 13 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )


  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1992, Ch. 162, Sec. 10. )

CHAPTER 2.5. Adoptions by Relative Caregivers or Foster Parents [8730 - 8736]
  ( Chapter 2.5 added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 983, Sec. 3. )


The department, county adoption agency, or licensed adoption agency shall require the adoptive parent to be provided with information related to the specific needs of the child to be adopted, that, as determined by the licensed adoption agency, may include information regarding the following: issues surrounding birth parents, the effects of abuse and neglect on children, cultural and racial issues, sexuality, contingency planning for children in the event of the parents’ death or disability, financial assistance for adopted children, common childhood disabilities, including, but not limited to, emotional disturbances, attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, speech and hearing impairment, and dyslexia, the importance of sibling and half-sibling relationships, and other issues related to adoption and child development and the availability of counseling to deal with these issues.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 35, Sec. 34. (SB 1013) Effective June 27, 2012.)