as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/11/2020 03:51pm
A bill for an act
relating to adoption; modifying time of consent; amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, section 259.24, subdivision 2a.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 259.24, subdivision 2a, is amended to read:
(a) Not sooner
than deleted text begin72deleted text endnew text beginnew text end hours after the birth of a child and not later than 60 days after the child's placement
in a prospective adoptive home, a person whose consent is required under this section shall
execute a consent.
(b) Unless all birth parents from whom consent is required under this section are involved
in making the adoptive placement and intend to consent to the adoption, a birth parent who
intends to execute a consent to an adoption must give notice to the child's other birth parent
of the intent to consent to the adoption prior to or within deleted text begin72deleted text endnew text beginnew text end hours following the placement
of the child, if the other birth parent's consent to the adoption is required under subdivision
1. The birth parent who receives notice shall have 60 days after the placement of the child
to either consent or refuse to consent to the adoption. If the birth parent who receives notice
fails to take either of these actions, that parent shall be deemed to have irrevocably consented
to the child's adoption. The notice provisions of chapter 260C and the rules of juvenile
protection procedure shall apply to both parents when the consent to adopt is executed under
section 260C.515, subdivision 3.
(c) When notice is required under this subdivision, it shall be provided to the other birth
parent according to the Rules of Civil Procedure for service of a summons and complaint.