Unregulated Custody Transfers of Adopted Children - American Samoa

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Definitions

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Prohibited or Required Actions Regarding Custody

Citation: A. S. Code § 45.0401

The court may, upon petition, terminate all rights of a parent or parents to a child as follows:

  • In proceedings under § 45.0115(a)(3), by which the court has determined the child to be neglected by one or both parents or to be dependent
  • In proceedings under § 45.0115(a)(5), by which a parent or parents jointly or either of them voluntarily relinquish all the parental rights that they may have in a child, whether natural or adopted

No parent may relinquish their parental rights to a child other than in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

Exceptions

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Consequences

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