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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 19DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 745LICENSING
SUBCHAPTER OINDEPENDENT COURT-ORDERED ADOPTION EVALUATIONS
DIVISION 3MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PRE-PLACEMENT PORTION OF AN ADOPTION EVALUATION AND REPORT
RULE §745.9065What information regarding the adoptive parents' home and grounds must be assessed?

(a) You must obtain a sketch of the floor plan of the home showing dimensions and purposes of all rooms in the home.

(b) You must obtain a sketch or photo of the outside areas showing areas of the grounds to be used by the child.

(c) You must determine, through your visit to the home and a review of the sketches and/or photos, whether there:

  (1) Are any potential safety or health issues. The home must be clean, safe, and free of obvious fire and other hazards. You must document whether the home is equipped with smoke detectors; and

  (2) Is sufficient space to accommodate the members of the household and the child.


Source Note: The provisions of this §745.9065 adopted to be effective March 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 1489

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