Welfare Watch - November 01, 2009 - New Adoption Assistance Definition Proposed

Last week the Department of Human Services announced that it would be withdrawing the proposed changes to the “special needs” adoption assistance criteria.  DHS has reissued new criteria and provided notice concerning a public hearing.  This notice with supporting information can be found here: 

DHS solicits your comment for or against this action.  Comments may be made in writing by mail or other delivery to:

Brenda King Woodard, Administrative Hearing Officer, Two Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 29.210, Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3142, bkwoodard@dhr.state.ga.us, fax-404.657.1123

Written comments are due by November 29th.

The public hearing will start at 2 pm on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, in DHS Board Room, #2 Peachtree St, Suite 29-250, Atlanta, Georgia

The DHS Board will consider final adoption of these proposed rules at its regular board meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2009.

Questions concerning these changes should be directed to Bobby Cagle, Director, Legislative and External Affairs, 404 463.3580

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                            Normer Adams, Editor