Who Must Consent:
Consent of Adoptee:
A child 14 years or older must consent to the adoption.
When Parental Consent is Not Needed:
If a parent has:
When Relinquishment Can Be Signed:
Consent may be executed any time after the child's birth.
How Relinquishment Must Be Signed:
Consent may be executed in the presence of the court, a notary public or other authorized agent, or an authorized agent of the Division or child placing agency.
Time for Revocation:
Adapted from materials prepared by the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse.
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