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Consent to Adoption
Series: State Statutes|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2013|
Current Through April 2013
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Reviews State laws that specify the persons who must consent to a child's adoption, timeframes for consent, and guidelines for revocation of consent. It also includes summaries of laws for all States and U.S. territories.
Table of ContentsWhat Is Consent?
Who Must Consent
Consent of Children Being Adopted
When Consent Can Be Executed
How Consent Can Be Executed
Revocation of Consent
Summaries of State Laws and Policies
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Consent to adoption. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
This publication is a product of the State Statutes Series prepared by Child Welfare Information Gateway in cooperation with the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy. While every attempt has been made to be as complete as possible, additional information on these topics may be in other sections of a State's code as well as agency regulations, case law, and informal practices and procedures.
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