State failed to provide proper advance notice.

Topic: Human Services, Decided by Judge Walker-Russell 
Docket Number: ******* , Decision Date: 2013-03-29 
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An adoptive parent appealed the Department of Human Services’ decision to deny Title IV-B Adoption Assistance benefits for her two “special needs” children, whom she adopted from the State foster care system. In terminating these benefits without thirty days’ written notice, the Department violated a prior agreement between the parties.