|(a) Preparation must include helping a child five years
old or older to:
(1) Know and understand his history;
(2) Understand the difference between biological, foster,
and adoptive parents;
(3) Express hopes and fears about adoption, including
fears of disruption;
(4) Separate from people he is close to, and grieve
(5) Form new attachments; and
(6) As appropriate, make a plan for contact with siblings,
other family members, and/or other significant persons.
(b) Preparation for children under five years old must
include as many of the items in subsection (a) of this section as
appropriate based on the child's age and intellectual level.
(c) Regardless of the child's age, you must document
in the child's record any items in subsection (a) of this section
not addressed with the child during preparation for adoption and the
reason for not addressing each item.
(d) You must document preparation activities in the
|Source Note: The provisions of this §749.3343 adopted to be effective January 1, 2007, 31 TexReg 7469; amended to be effective September 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 7522; transferred effective March 9, 2018, as published in the Texas Register February 16, 2018, 43 TexReg 909