Age When Consent of Adoptee is Considered or Required
§ 259.24 subd. 3
A child 14 years or older must consent to the adoption.
When Parental Consent is not Needed
§ 259.24 subd. 1
Abandoned the child.
Had parental rights terminated.
Lost custody through a court proceeding.
When Consent Can Be Executed
§ 259.24 subd. 2a
Consent may be executed no sooner than 72 hours after child's birth and no later than 60 days after child's placement in prospective adoptive home.
How Consent Must Be Executed
§ 259.24 subd. 5
Must executed before 2 witnesses.
Contain withdrawal provisions.
Contain notice that if child is not adopted the parent may be required to support the child.
Revocation of Consent
§§ 259.24 subd.6a; 259.47 subd. 7
Consent may be withdrawn for any reason within 10 working days.
After 10 days, it becomes irrevocable unless there is fraud.
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