2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 48. Children's code.
48.9985 Interstate adoption agreements.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 48.9985 (2017)

48.9985 Interstate adoption agreements.

(1)Definitions. In this section:

(a) “Adoption assistance agreement" means an agreement under s. 48.975 with a child's adoptive parents to provide specified benefits, including medical assistance, to the child, or a similar agreement in writing between an agency of another state and the adoptive parents of a child adopted in that state, if the agreement is enforceable by the adoptive parents.

(b) “Medical assistance" has the meaning given under s. 49.43 (8).

(c) “State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a territory or possession of the United States.

(2)Interstate agreements authorized.

(a) The department may, on behalf of this state, enter into interstate agreements, including the interstate compact on adoption and medical assistance, with agencies of any other states that enter into adoption assistance agreements.

(b) Each interstate agreement shall provide that, upon application by a person who has entered into an adoption assistance agreement with a party state other than the person's state of residence, the state of the person's residence shall provide medical assistance benefits under its own laws to the person's adopted child.

(c) An interstate agreement may also include the following:

1. Procedures for ensuring the continued provision of developmental, child care and other social services to adopted children whose adoptive parents reside in a party state other than the one in which the adoption assistance agreement was entered into.

2. Any other provisions determined by the department and the agency of the other party state to be appropriate for the administration of the interstate agreement.

(d) An interstate agreement is revocable upon written notice by either party state to the other party state but remains in effect for one year after the date of the written notice.

(e) Each interstate agreement shall provide that the medical assistance benefits to which a child is entitled under the provisions of the interstate agreement shall continue to apply until the expiration of the adoption assistance agreement entered into by the adoptive parents in the state in which the adoption took place, whether or not the interstate agreement is revoked under par. (d).

History: 1985 a. 308, 332.

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