Providing Adoptive Parents With Information About Adoptees and Their Birth Families - Idaho

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Agency or Person Preparing the Report

Citation: Ann. Code § 16-1506

The Department of Health and Welfare or other children's adoption agency may conduct the required studies.

Contents of Report About the Adopted Person

Citation: Ann. Code § 16-1506

The report shall include the alleged date and place of birth and parentage of the child to be adopted, as well as the source of all such information.

Contents of Report About the Birth Family

Citation: Ann. Code § 16-1506

The investigative report shall include reasonably known or available medical and genetic information regarding both birth parents and sources of such information, as well as reasonably known or available providers of medical care and services to the birth parents. A copy of all medical and genetic information compiled in the investigation shall be made available to the adopting family.

When the Report Is Made

Citation: Ann. Code § 16-1506

The report shall be completed as soon as possible, not exceeding 30 days after service of the petition on the director.

Exceptions for Stepparent or Relative Adoptions

Citation: Ann. Code § 16-1506

In those instances where the prospective adoptive parent is married to the birth parent or is the grandparent of the child to be adopted, such social investigation shall be completed with regard to the prospective adoptive parent only upon order of the court.