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25-5A-24Written report of counseling--Copy to Department of Social Services.

A written report of the counseling shall be submitted directly to the court, and a copy shall be mailed to the Department of Social Services. The report shall contain the following information regarding the birthparent counseled:

(1)    A statement signed by the birthparent that certifies that each of the points listed in § 25-5A-24 were covered and fully understood;

(2)    Identifying information of the birthparent, which includes the full name, address, and birth date of the birthparent; a summary of social history of the birthparent; and the reason for relinquishment;

(3)    The name, address, agency affiliation, or credentials of the social worker;

(4)    The dates and number of hours that counseling occurred;

(5)    The total number of hours of counseling;

(6)    Documentation of the discussion of the topics listed in § 25-5A-23;

(7)    Documentation of efforts to locate the alleged, legal, or presumed father or birthmother and the cooperation or lack of cooperation of that parent;

(8)    The cost of the counseling and who has or is expected to pay for the counseling.

Source: SL 1994, ch 197, § 3; SL 1996, ch 165.

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