COMPACT, HARD TO PLACE CHILDREN
126-D:5 Contents of Compact.
A compact entered into pursuant to the authority conferred by this chapter shall contain the following:
I. A provision making it available for joinder by all states.
II. A provision for withdrawal from the compact upon written notice to each party state, but with a period of one year between the date of the notice to withdraw and the effective date of such withdrawal.
III. A requirement that the protections afforded by or pursuant to the compact continue in force for the duration of the adoption assistance and be applicable to all children and their adoptive parents who on the effective date of the withdrawal are receiving adoption assistance from a party state other than the one in which they are resident and have their principal place of abode.
IV. A requirement that each instance of adoption assistance to which the compact applies be covered by an adoption assistance agreement in writing between the adoptive parents and the state agency which undertakes to provide the adoption assistance; and further, that any such agreement be expressly for the benefit of the adopted child and enforceable by the adoptive parents, and by the state providing the adoption assistance.
V. A provision establishing procedures and entitlements to medical, developmental, child care or other social services for the child in accordance with applicable laws, even though the child and the adoptive parents are in a state other than the one responsible for or providing the services or the funds to defray part or all of the costs thereof.
VI. Such other provisions as may be determined by the commissioner to ensure the proper administration of the compact.
Source. 1985, 367:13, eff. Aug. 17, 1985.