Chapter 04 - Relinquishment and Adoption

45.0401 Termination of parental rights in a child.

(a) The Court may, upon petition, terminate a…

45.0402 Relinquishment procedure-Petition-Hearings.

(a) Any parent desiring to relinquish his chi…

45.0403 Final order of relinquishment.

(a) If the Court terminates parental rights o…

45.0404 Records-Separate dockets.

(a) Records and papers in relinquishment and…

45.0410 Who may be adopted.

Any child under 18 years of age present in th…

45.0411 Who may adopt.

(a) Any person 21 years of age or older may p…

45.0412 Availability for adoption.

(a) A child may be available for adoption onl…

45.0413 Placement for purposes of adoption.

No placement of any child legally available f…

45.0414 Written consent and report.

(a) Unless the placement is made by the Court…

45.0420 Petition for adoption.

(a) The petition for adoption is filed not la…

45.0421 Petition-Written reports.

Except for stepparent adoptions and those cas…

45.0422 Hearing on petition.

(a) A hearing on the petition for adoption is…

45.0423 Legal effects of final decree.

(a) After the entry of a final decree of adop…

45.0424 Copies of order of adoption-To whom given.

(a) If the Court enters an order of adoption,…

45.0430 Compensation for placing child prohibited.

(a) No person may offer, give, charge, or rec…

45.0431 Limitation on annulment of adoption.

Final decree of adoption may not be attacked…

45.0432 Long term guardianships for minor children.

(a) Notwithstanding any other section of law,…