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      CHC 1145     


Art. 1145.  Registration

A.  If no permanent placement has been made within ninety days after a voluntary surrender to a child care agency, the child shall be registered by the appropriate child placement agency with the Louisiana Adoption Resource Exchange within the office of community resources of the department.

B.  Any such registration shall not include the surname of the child or otherwise reveal the identities of the blood parents of the child.

C.  The department shall maintain a list of the registered children.  Such list shall be updated quarterly and made available to all licensed child placement agencies in the state.  Subject to the confidentiality requirements of all adoption matters, the department shall use every reasonable method of effecting a permanent placement.

D.  Media presentation of available children and other means of public solicitation for the purpose of matching potential adoptive parents with available children shall be used only in cases involving a child who is difficult to place for adoption, subject to rules and regulations adopted pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §11, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

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