FCASPL 316 (Reimbursement of Nonrecurring Adoption Expenses for Children With Only a Special Need of "Substantial Risk")
Family, Children and Adult Services Procedure Letter No. 316
March 17, 2017
TO: Family, Children and Adult Services Manual Holders
FROM: Cynthia C. Dungey, Director
SUBJECT: Reimbursement of nonrecurring adoption expenses for children with only a special need of "substantial risk"

This Procedure Letter (PL) identifies a change to the Public Children Services Agency (PCSA) reimbursement of Nonrecurring Adoption Expenses identified in Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rule 5101:2-49-21 "Reimbursement of nonrecurring adoption expenses for a child with special needs." Children with only the special need of substantial risk are eligible for nonrecurring adoption expenses. The enhancement was made to the statewide automated child welfare information system (SACWIS) on July 1, 2016.

Until this rule is revised, this PL serves as notice that if all other non-recurring adoption expenses eligibility criteria identified in OAC rule 5101:2-49-21 are met, and the only special needs factor is the child has been determined to be at substantial risk, the child is eligible for nonrecurring adoption assistance. This procedure letter will be effective March 16, 2017.


The following chart shows what materials should be inserted into the Family, Children and Adult Services Manual (FCASM).

Procedure Letter FCASPL 316