600.18  Determination of assistance.

Any prospective adoptive parent desiring financial assistance shall state this fact in the petition for adoption. The department of human services shall investigate the person petitioning for adoption and the child and shall file with the court a statement of whether the department will provide assistance as provided in sections 600.17 to 600.22, the estimated amount, extent, and duration of assistance, and any other information the court may order.

If the department of human services is unable to determine that an insurance policy will cover the costs of special services, it shall proceed as if no policy existed, for the purpose of determining eligibility to receive assistance. The department shall, to the amount of financial assistance given, be subrogated to the rights of the adoptive parent in the insurance contract.

Section History: Early form

  [C73, 75, § 600.12; C77, 79, 81, § 600.18]

Section History: Recent form

  83 Acts, ch 96, § 157, 159

Internal References

  Referred to in § 600.5, 600.22, 627.19

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