Who Must Consent:
Consent of Adoptee:
A child 12 years or older must consent in the presence of a judge, but consent may be waived for "extraordinary cause" by the court.
When Parental Consent is Not Needed:
When Relinquishment Can Be Signed:
Consent may not be executed until at least 72 hours after the child's birth.
How Relinquishment Must Be Signed:
Time for Revocation:
Adapted from materials prepared by the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse.
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