Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - Massachusetts

Date:

Statutes

Website for Statutes:

https://malegislature.gov/

Citations:

  • Adoption: part II, title III, chapter 210
  • Child protection: part I, title XVII, chapter 119 (§§ 51A through 51H)
  • Child welfare: part I, title XVII, chapter 119 (§§ 21 through 23, 26, 26C, 29C through 33, 39 through 39M
  • Guardianship: part II, title II, chapter 190B, article V

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

https://www.mass.gov/code-of-massachusetts-regulations-cmr

Notes:

For regulations regarding substitute care, adoption, and guardianship, click on '110 CMR 7.'

Website for Agency Policies:

https://www.mass.gov/lists/review-dcf-policies

Other Resources

Massachusetts Rules of Court