you order a .26 hearing, including when, in consultation with the child's tribe, tribal customary adoption is recommended, you also must direct DSS and any appropriate
adoption agency to prepare an assessment. [WIC §§361.5(g), 366.21(i), 366.22(c), 366.24(b), 366.25(b); CRC 5.708(n).] The assessment must be filed
at least 10 calendar days before the .26 hearing so copies and a summary
recommendation can be distributed to the parties and representatives.
.26 hearing, you must state on the record that you read and considered
the assessment, as well as any CASA or caregiver report or other evidence. [WIC §366.26(b); CRC 5.725(d).]