Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

13.41 Denial of Adoption Assistance

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter 13-Adoption Services
13.41 Denial of Adoption Assistance

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Legal Authority/Introduction



To facilitate this process, the SSW:

  1. Notifies the adoptive/prospective adoptive family in writing of the denial of adoption assistance;
  2. Provides the family with a DPP-154 Protection and Permanency Service Appeal, and informs the family of their right to file a service complaint as outlined in SOP 30.1 Service Appeals. 

Practice Guidance

  • Adoptive and prospective adoptive families may request a review of a determination of ineligibility for adoption assistance through an administrative hearing.
  • A request for review must be submitted by the adoptive/prospective adoptive family to the Cabinet no later than thirty (30) calendar days from the date that the DPP-154 was issued or the date of the occurrence of the disputed action.


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