Background Checks for Prospective Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Caregivers - American Samoa

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Who Needs Records Checks

Citation: A.S. Code § 45.0414

A written report must be prepared assessing the suitability of an adoption petitioner.

Types of Records That Must Be Checked

Citation: A.S. Code § 45.0414

In placements by the Department of Health or a child-placing agency, a written report shall be filed that assesses the moral integrity of the petitioner and the ability of the petitioner to promote the welfare of the child.

Process for Obtaining Records Checks

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Grounds for Disqualification

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.