TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER III: DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER b: PROGRAM AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT
PART 333 INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION SERVICES
SECTION 333.40 ILLINOIS PRE-ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS
Section 333.40 Illinois Pre-Adoption Requirements
a) When a foreign-born child is brought to Illinois for finalization of an adoption, the following pre-adoption requirements shall be met:
1) The Department shall authorize a placing agency to place in Illinois.
2) The placing agency shall secure and submit documentation that the child is legally free for adoption prior to entry into the United States that also includes:
A) A medical report on the child by a licensed or certified medical provider from the country of the child's origin;
B) The foster family home license of the adoptive family issued by the Department pursuant to the Child Care Act of 1969; and
C) A home study conducted by a licensed child welfare agency that is in compliance with Section 333.80.
b) When a foreign-born child is brought to the United States by the placing agency and the adoption has not been finalized in a foreign country, the agency responsible for post-adoption services shall submit a copy of the Order of Adoption to the Intercountry Adoption Coordinator within 30 days after finalization of the adoption.