13.41 Denial of Adoption Assistance



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.​


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.