Who Must Consent:
Consent of Adoptee:
A child 10 years or older must consent to the adoption, unless the court in the child's best interest dispenses with consent.
When Parental Consent is Not Needed:
When Relinquishment Can Be Signed:
Can be executed any time after the birth of the child.
How Relinquishment Must Be Signed:
Time for Revocation:
Adapted from materials prepared by the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse.