E. Examples of Circumstances that Justify Good Cause for Payments to Go Beyond 12 Months

•   Finding a previously absent parent of the child;

•   Awaiting the expiration of the timeline for an appeal of an order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship;

•   Allowing additional time for a kin caregiver to complete the approval process for verification or adoption of the child;

•   Waiting for approval of a child’s placement from another state;

•   A delayed determination of the child’s Indian Child status, or awaiting the approval of the Indian Child’s Tribe; or

•   Any other circumstance involving the child or caregiver that DFPS deems as justification for an extension.