(225 ILCS 10/7.5)
Adoptive parent training program.
Every licensed child welfare agency providing adoption services shall provide prospective adoptive parents with a training program that includes counseling and guidance for the purpose of promoting a successful adoption in conjunction with placing a child for adoption with the prospective adoptive parents and which must be completed to the satisfaction of the licensed child welfare agency prior to the finalization of the
adoption. The training may be provided by an agent or independent contractor of the child welfare agency or by a Department-approved training individual or entity.
The Department shall adopt rules concerning minimum hours, content, and agency documentation of the training and rules concerning the approval of individuals or entities conducting training under this Section. Eligible agencies may be deemed compliant with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-586, eff. 8-15-05.)