(A) Upon the filing of a petition under this article for the involuntary termination or modification of parental rights, the Tribal Court shall order that KCWS or another qualified agency prepare and submit to the Court a report in writing. The report shall be submitted to the Court no later than ten (10) days before the hearing with copies given to the parents, the child’s representative, and all counsel of record. The purpose of the report is to aid the Tribal Court in making a determination on the petition and shall be considered by the Tribal Court prior thereto. The Tribal Court may request additional reports where it deems necessary.
The report shall include the following information: the circumstances of the petition, the investigation, the present condition of the child and parents, documentation of the basis for the recommendation of removal or remaining in the home, the proposed plans for the child’s well-being and placement, including efforts to identify, recruit, process and approve a qualified prospective adoptive parent or guardian, and other such facts as may be pertinent to the parent and child relationship.
The report shall include a recommendation and the reasons therefor, as to whether or not the parent and child relationship should be modified.
(B) The Court may also consider the report of any Court-appointed advocate for the child.