Child Protective Services Handbook Revision February 10, 2010

This revision of the Child Protective Handbook was published on February 10, 2010. Summaries of new or revised items are provided below.

Dissolved Intercountry Adoptions (PATS 3282)

When a child who was involved in an international adoption enters DFPS conservatorship as a result of the court terminating parental rights or the parents relinquishing their rights to the child, the worker must select the removal characteristics of Previously Adopted and Terminated International Adoption for the child. Selecting these characteristics is required whether the full and final adoption occurred in the foreign country or domestically.

CPS staff were previously informed of this policy with the issuance of PSA 07-122 on May 21, 2007.


2281.16 Person Characteristics

2283 Children Who Have Been Previously Adopted

2283.1 Documenting Health, Social, Educational, and Genetic History (HSEGH) Information About the Birth Family in a Subsequent Investigation

2283.2 Documenting Child Placement Characteristic of "Previously Adopted"

2283.3 Documenting Child Placement Characteristics in Dissolved Intercountry Adoptions

A cross-reference to a renumbered item has been updated in:

2280 Documenting and Approving the Investigation and Assessments