Florida Senate - 2015                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 320
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/18/2015           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
       (Richter) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Before line 52
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsection (6) is added to section 39.812,
    6  Florida Statutes, to read:
    7         39.812 Postdisposition relief; petition for adoption.—
    8         (6) Once a child’s adoption is finalized, the agency or
    9  community-based care agency is required to visit in person or
   10  contact by telephone the child and his or her adoptive family 1
   11  year after the date of finalization as a post-adoption service.
   12  If the child and family have relocated to another state, the
   13  agency must contact the family by telephone as a post-adoption
   14  service.
   15         Section 2. Subsection (18) is added to section 409.175,
   16  Florida Statutes, to read:
   17         409.175 Licensure of family foster homes, residential
   18  child-caring agencies, and child-placing agencies; public
   19  records exemption.—
   20         (18)(a) A licensed child-placing agency conducting
   21  intercountry adoptions must be designated by the United States
   22  Department of State as an accrediting entity for intercountry
   23  adoption services.
   24         (b)A licensed child-placing agency providing adoption
   25  services for intercountry adoption in Hague Convention
   26  countries, in incoming or outgoing cases, must meet the federal
   27  regulations pertaining to intercountry adoptions with convention
   28  countries.
   29         (c)An adoption agency in this state which provides
   30  intercountry adoption services for families residing in this
   31  state must maintain a record that contains, at a minimum, the
   32  following:
   33         1.All available family and medical history of the birth
   34  family;
   35         2.All legal documents translated into English;
   36         3.All necessary documents obtained by the adoptive parent
   37  in order for the child to attain United States citizenship, or
   38  if applicable, other legal immigration status; and
   39         4. All supervisory reports prepared before an adoption and
   40  after the finalization of an adoption.
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   43  And the title is amended as follows:
   44         Delete line 2
   45  and insert:
   46         An act relating to adoption and child care; amending
   47         s. 39.812, F.S.; requiring the agency or community
   48         based care agency to visit in person or contact by
   49         telephone the child and the child’s adoptive family 1
   50         year after the date the adoption is finalized;
   51         amending s. 409.175, F.S.; requiring licensed child
   52         placing agencies providing adoption services for
   53         intercountry adoptions to meet specified requirements;
   54         requiring an adoption agency in this state which
   55         provides certain services to maintain records with
   56         specified information; creating