FYI FYI FYI FYI
F O R Y O U R I N F O R M A T I O N
Pursuant to SB 2157, effective January 1, 2001, Kinship Adoption Agreements will be referred to as “Postadoption Contact Agreements” and will be applicable whether the adopting parent is a relative of the child or an unrelated caregiver.
2157 states that some adoptive children may benefit from either direct or
indirect contact with birth relatives, including the birth parents, after
being adopted. Postadoption
Contact Agreements ensure an achievable level of continuing contact
between the child and birth relatives when the contact is beneficial to
the child(ren) and the agreement is voluntarily entered into by birth
relatives, birth parents, and adoptive parents.
The terms of the Postadoption Contact Agreement shall be
Provision for visitation between the child and a birth parent
Provisions for future contact between a birth parent or
Provisions for the sharing of information about the child in
Unless the child has an existing relationship with the birth
A child who is 12 years of age or older must give written
The Postadoption Contact Agreement shall be attached to and filed with the petition for adoption. See Procedural Guide, 0200-514.01, Finalizing an Adoption.
Darlene Salazar (213) 351-5736
Beverly Muench, Policy Development