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When a petition for the adoption of a child is filed with the Tribal Court, the Tribal Court shall immediately request that the Social Services Department or other qualified agency conduct a fingerprint-based FBI criminal background check of the prospective adoptive parents and child abuse/neglect central registry checks of the prospective adoptive parents and all adults in the home and a home study on the petitioner and report on the child. The home study and report shall relate the circumstances of the home, the petitioner, and his or her ability, both physical and mental, to assume the responsibilities of a parent to the child. The home study shall contain other pertinent information designed to assist the Court in determining the best placement for the child. The home study will also address the issue of whether or not the home most closely resembles that of the child’s culture, identity, and where applicable, his or her Tribal affiliation. The home study or report shall not be required where the proposed adoptee is an adult. [Res. 22-R-037, 2/24/2022; Res. 09-R-062 Title 1 § (22)(I), 4/30/2009. Formerly 10.10.830.]