Definition of Adoption Complaint Investigation

Adoption Complaint Investigation means an investigation ordered by the court to determine the circumstances of a non-agency placement and to assess the suitability of the prospective adoptive parents. The investigation is conducted by a court-appointed State-approved adoption agency in response to the filing of an adoption petition on behalf of the prospective adoptive parents. Such investigation includes a home study and post-adoption services unless otherwise specified by the court.
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Examples of Adoption Complaint Investigation in a sentence

The adoptive parents, unless stepparents, will have had either a homestudy or a limited homestudy in the nature of an Adoption Complaint Investigation (ACI) performed and submitted to the court.