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Idaho permits the following types of adoptions in addition to public adoptions:
Adoption Statute-Non-Agency; Independent; Private Adoptions:
Public Adoptive Placement-Requirements:
The adoptive family must have a current (within 1 year) adoption home study which includes a criminal history/child abuse background check clearance (within 3 years) and full disclosure of the child's history and needs must occur prior to adoptive placement of the child. Monthly home visits must occur during the mandatory 6 month pre-finalization supervision period. This supervision period may be reduced to 3 months if the child lived with the family as a foster care placement for a minimum of six (6) months preceeding the adoptive placement. Adoption Assistance Agreements must be completed prior to the finalization of the adoption. Written consent of the Director of the Department of Health and Welfare is required at the finalization of the adoption of any Idaho child in the legal guardianship of the Department. Written consent of the legal guardian (or designee) of any child being adopted must be obtained by the Court as part of the adoption finalization.
Adoption assistance payments begin:
Sending State Adoption Subsidy Payments (Guidelines):
Idaho definition of "Special Needs":
A child who cannot or should not be returned to the home of the parents as evidenced by an order from a court of competent jurisdication terminating parents rights or its equivalent; and (a) the child has a physical, mental, emotional or medical disability or is at risk of developing such a disability based on the child's experience of documented physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect; or (b) the child's age makes it difficult to find an adoptive home; or (c) the child is being placed for adoption with at least one (1) sibling; and (d) the state must make a reasonable but unsuccessful effort to place the child with special needs without a subsidy, except in cases where it is not in the best interests of the child due to his significant emotional ties with the foster parent(s) or relative(s) who are willing to adopt the child.
Adoption may be finalized in another state:
Before finalization can occur in Idaho, child must be in adoptive placement:
The six month supervision period may be reduced to 3 months if the child has a significant relationship with the foster parents and has been placed in the home a minimum of six (6) months prior to the adoptive placement.
Statutory code/cite for Adoption Petition:
Idaho Statute 16-1506 The adopting parent(s) are required to have resided and maintained a dwelling within the state of Idaho for at least six (6) consecutive months prior to the filling of a petition.
Court Jurisdiction for Adoption Cases:
The district court of the county in which the prospective adoptive parent(s) reside . If the adoption arises from a child protective act case, the petition is filed in the court having jurisdiction over the child protective act case unless that court relinquishes jurisdiction over the adoption proceeding.
Home Study (Adoptions)
Statutory code/cite for the Adoptive Home Studies:
daho Statute 16-1506; IDAPA 16.06.01.770-780 and 16.06.02.671 outline information required to be included in an adoption home study requirements including residence, age, personal and medical references, household financial information and ability to meet the needs of the child to be placed for adoption.