Effective date: 7/7/2016

    (1) The purpose of case reviews is to ensure that efforts to achieve the permanency goal of adoption are conducted and documented in Florida Safe Families Network (FSFN) and ongoing judicial review social studies reports for every child with an adoption goal.

Terms Used In Florida Regulations 65C-16.003

  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
    (2) The case review requirements for children in adoption planning consist of two (2) types of reviews:
    (a) Match Staffings. Staff responsible for case planning for children who are permanently committed to the Department with a goal of adoption shall meet every 60 days to discuss and assess the strengths and needs of children without an identified adoptive family with the goal of matching them with approved prospective adoptive families. The available families for the waiting children will be sought from the FSFN, community-based care (CBC) agencies, AdoptUSKids, and Children Awaiting Parents (CAP).
    1. The staffing will be conducted by a team of at least three (3) individuals, preferably with adoption experience. The child’s case will be presented by the adoption case manager.
    2. The staffing team shall determine all potential matches from the pool of prospective adoptive families.
    3. Once the potential adoptive families have been identified, the staffing team will rate each family based on the family’s ability to meet the identified needs of the child based on information documented in FSFN, the Child Study and the adoptive parent’s home study. The documentation must include a key of the rating scale used by the team.
    4. The team will be required to obtain input (either verbally or in writing) from adults with significant knowledge of the child’s needs, including the adoption case manager, dependency case manager, current caregiver, the child, if age appropriate, guardian ad litem, school professional, and therapist.
    (b) Supervisory Consultation. Supervisory consultation is an on-going function of direct service supervision. Consultation must be directed at ensuring thorough case assessment, case planning and service delivery. Supervisory consultation must be provided to every direct service staff member regardless of prior training and experience, and must include individual supervisory case conferences, at least every 90 calendar days.
Rulemaking authorized by Florida Statutes § 39.0121. Implements Florida Statutes § 39.621, 39.701, 39.811(8), (9), 39.812. History—New 4-28-92, Amended 4-19-94, Formerly 10M-8.0023, Amended 12-4-97, 8-19-03, 11-30-08, 7-7-16.