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WVC 49 - 7 - 201
PART II. INTERSTATE ADOPTION ASSISTANCE COMPACT.

§49-7-201. Interstate adoption assistance compact; findings and purpose.

     (a) The Legislature finds that:

     (1) Finding adoptive families for children, for whom state assistance is desirable pursuant to section one hundred twelve, article four, of this chapter and assuring the protection of the interests of the children affected during the entire assistance period, require special measures when the adoptive parents move to other states or are residents of another state; and

     (2) Provision of medical and other necessary services for children, with state assistance, encounters special difficulties when the provision of services takes place in other states.

     (b) The purposes of sections two hundred one through two hundred four of this article are to:

     (1) Authorize the Department of Health and Human Resources to enter into interstate agreements with agencies of other states for the protection of children on behalf of whom adoption assistance is being provided by the Department of Health and Human Resources; and

     (2) Provide procedures for interstate children's adoption assistance payments, including medical payments.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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