The revised Ohio Title IV-E adoption assistance rules are finally scheduled for public hearing at 10:00 A.M. on January 6, 2010 in Room 2925 of the Rhodes State Office Tower, 30 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215
For copies of the proposed rules go the Register of Ohio web site at
http://www.registerofohio.state.oh.us/. Click on “Key Word in Title.” Enter “adoption assistance” and select Proposed Rules. A click on Search will take you to the proposed rules.
At first glance, it appears that the proposed revisions remove the significant barriers to eligibility for special needs children placed for adoption by private agencies. Please scrutinize the rules carefully. If you discover changes that should be made, attend the public hearing. It can make a difference.