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2005 Minnesota Statutes Index (topics)

ADOPTION

Acknowledgment, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.37

Adopted children

Defined as children, Minn. Statutes 2005 524.2-114, 2005 645.45

Defined as dependent children

Judges retirement plan, Minn. Statutes 2005 490.121

Legislators retirement plan, Minn. Statutes 2005 3A.01

Minnesota State Retirement System, Minn. Statutes 2005 352.01

Public Employees Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2005 353.01

Teachers retirement, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Duluth, Minn. Statutes 2005 354A.011

Teachers Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2005 354.05

Defined as dependents, Minn. Statutes 2005 62L.02

Defined as designated beneficiaries, Minn. Statutes 2005 354.46, 2005 354A.35

Defined as individuals who are related, Minn. Statutes 2005 245A.02

Defined as surviving children, Minn. Statutes 2005 356.303

Adoptees

Address, filing, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.27

Adoption records, access, state registrar, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.2252, 2005 259.89

Birth parent history requests, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.83

Birth parents, see same under this topic

Contact or communication with birth relatives, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.58, 2005 259.59

Death, notice, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.27

Decree, change of name, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.57

Health and accident insurance, Minn. Statutes 2005 62A.27, 2005 62Q.23, 2005 256L.05

Hearing on petition, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.49

Indian children, see same under this topic

Intestate succession, Minn. Statutes 2005 524.2-114

Medical assistance, Minn. Statutes 2005 256B.055, 2005 256B.057

Minority children, Minn. Statutes 2005 257.0651

Notice received, birth parent, terminal illness or death, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.27

Preadoption residence, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53

School district choice, Minn. Statutes 2005 124D.06

Terminal illness, notice, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.27

Unmarried minor children, Minn. Statutes 2005 257C.08

Adoption agencies

Access to data, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.41, 2005 259.61

Adoption studies, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.21, 2005 259.41, 2005 259.47

Agreements by, assistance, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.67

Audits, Minn. Statutes 2005 245A.04, 2005 259.45

Background checks, see Human services licensees under BACKGROUND CHECKS

Birth parent history requests, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.83

Certificates and certification, Minn. Statutes 2005 257.05, 2005 259.67

Certified records, birth records, issuance, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.225

Child placement decisions, records, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.31

Consent, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.24

Contracts, family recruitment, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.77

Disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.29, 2005 259.37, 2005 259.45

Expense statements, filing, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53

Family recruitment, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.77

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.37, 2005 259.45

Gifts to, authority to accept, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.77

Grants to, authority to accept, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.77

Investigations, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53

Licenses, see under HUMAN SERVICES

Lists, Minn. Statutes 2005 145.4243

Misrepresentation, lawsuits, damages, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.37

Notice given, birth parents, consent hearings, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Notice received, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.27

Orders, audits, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.45

Payments to, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.22, 2005 259.67

Postadoption search services data, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.88

Prospective adoptive parents, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Records and record keeping, see same under this topic

Reports given, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.22, 2005 259.45, 2005 259.53

Surety bonds, Minn. Statutes 2005 245A.04

Violations and penalties, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.37, 2005 259.45

Adoption assistance program, see ADOPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Adoption exchange, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.75

Adoption studies and reports, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.41

Adoptive homes, suitability, certification, Minn. Statutes 2005 257.05

Adoptive parents

Address, filing with agency, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.27

Adoption studies, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.21, 2005 259.41, 2005 259.47

Affidavits of history, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.41

Agreements by, contact or communication, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.58

Attorney fees, payment, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.65

Background checks, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.41, 2005 259.53

Birth parent histories, see same under this topic

Cooperation, background checks, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.41, 2005 259.53

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2005 125A.27, 2005 259.24

Guardians, costs, payment, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.65

Notice given, intent to adopt, Minn. Statutes 2005 257.03

Notice received, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.27, 2005 259.35

Parenting leave, see PARENTING LEAVE

Payments by, petitions, agency motions and reports, costs, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.22

Prospective adoptive parents, see same under this topic

Reimbursement, nonrecurring expenses, children with special needs, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.73

Stepparents, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.41, 2005 259.43, 2005 259.53

Termination of parental rights, Minn. Statutes 2005 260C.301

Adoptive siblings, defined as family, Minn. Statutes 2005 119B.011

Affidavits

Adoptive parents, affidavits of history, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.41

Anonymity of parents, disclosure, Indian children, Minn. Statutes 2005 257.34

Birth parents, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.39, 2005 259.47, 2005 259.89

Hearings on petition, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.49

Prospective adoptive parents, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Temporary preadoptive custody, emergency orders, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Agencies, see Adoption agencies under this topic

Agency audits, Minn. Statutes 2005 245A.04, 2005 259.45

Appeals, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.63

Attorneys, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.65

Authority to place for adoption, agreement, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.25

Background checks, adoption studies, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.41, 2005 259.53

Birth certificates, see Birth records under this topic

Birth parent histories

Agencies, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.83

Defined as placement activities, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.21

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.43

Prospective adoptive parents, motions for custody, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Birth parents

Acknowledgment, agency disclosures, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.37

Address, filing with agency, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.27

Affidavits, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47, 2005 259.89

Agreements by, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Consent, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.24, 2005 259.89

Contact or communication with adopted child, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.58, 2005 259.59

Counseling, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Death, notice, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.27

Expenses, payment by prospective adoptive parents, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.55

Histories, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.43, 2005 259.47

Information about, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.2252

Lawsuits, agencies, disclosure violations, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.37

Legal counsel, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Notice given, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.24, 2005 259.27

Notice received, Minn. Statutes 2005 257.74, 2005 259.24, 2005 259.27, 2005 259.47

Payments to, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.55

Placement, preferences, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.29, 2005 259.57

Postadoption service grants, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.85

Searches for, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.88

Signatures, agency disclosure statements, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.37

Stepparent adoptions, confirmation of adoption, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.61

Termination of parental rights, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Waivers, direct adoptive placement, counseling, legal counsel, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Birth records

Data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.225

Disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.2252

Indians, use for tribal enrollment or membership, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.2252

Original birth records, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.218, 2005 259.89

Replacement birth records, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.218

Change of name, see CHANGE OF NAME

Child custody proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.20, 2005 518D.103

Child-placing agencies, see Adoption agencies under this topic

Children in need of protection or services

Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2005 260C.435

Parental consent, exception, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.24

Placement, Minn. Statutes 2005 260C.201

Confidential or privileged information, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53

Consent

Birth parents, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.24, 2005 259.89

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.24, 2005 259.25, 2005 259.47

Putative fathers, denial of paternity, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.52

Witnessing, defined as placement activities, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.21

Contact or communication agreements, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.58, 2005 259.59

Costs

Adoption studies, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.41

Birth parent expenses, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47, 2005 259.55

Children's homes, Minn. Statutes 2005 317A.907

Expense statements, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.55

Fees, see same under this topic

Legal counsel, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Nonrecurring expenses, special needs children, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.73

Payment by prospective adoptive parents, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.55

Private child-caring and child-placing agencies, Minn. Statutes 2005 317A.907

Damages, adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.37, 2005 259.45

Data, see GOVERNMENT DATA

Decrees

Adoptee, change of name, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.57

Certified copies, foreign persons, replacement birth records, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.218

Copies, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.57

Data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.218

Intercountry adoptions, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.60

Recording, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.57

Definitions

Accident and health insurance, Minn. Statutes 2005 65A.27

Adopted children, see same under this topic

Adoptive parents, Minn. Statutes 2005 125A.27, 2005 259.24

Adoptive siblings, Minn. Statutes 2005 119B.011

Custodial trusts, Minn. Statutes 2005 529.01

Disclosure, consent, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.212

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.21, 2005 259.24

Transfers to minors, Minn. Statutes 2005 527.21

Dependent or neglected children

Hearing on petition, notice, service on guardian, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.49

Direct adoptive placement

Adoption studies and reports, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Birth parents, counseling rights, notice, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Orders, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.45, 2005 259.47, 2005 260.781

Preadoptive placement, human services licensing, Minn. Statutes 2005 245A.03

Prospective adoptive parents, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Reports, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53

Disabled children, expenses, see Costs under this topic

Disclosure

Adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.29, 2005 259.37, 2005 259.45

Birth certificate information, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.225, 2005 259.89

Judges, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53

Records, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53, 2005 259.79

Reports, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53

Effect, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.59

Emotionally disturbed children

Consent, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.24

Ethnic minorities, see Minority children under this topic

Exchange, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.75

Execution, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.24

Family reunification services, see FAMILY REUNIFICATION

Fees

Adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.37, 2005 259.45

Petitions, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.52, 2005 357.021

Grandparent visitation

Adopted child, Minn. Statutes 2005 257C.08, 2005 259.78, 2005 518.1752

Grants for, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.77

Guardians ad litem, appointment, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.65

Guardians and conservators

Minor unmarried parents, guardian's consent, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.24

Notice received, hearing on petition, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.49

Service of process on, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.49

Hearings on petition, notice, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.49, 2005 259.53

Hearings

Confidentiality, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.61

Consent procedures, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Indian children

Best interests of child, placement, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.29, 2005 259.57

Child custody proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.20

Child's tribe, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.2252, 2005 259.89, 2005 260.761

Extended family members, identification, social services agencies, Minn. Statutes 2005 260.761

Indian Child Welfare Act, Minn. Statutes 2005 257.0651, 2005 259.57

Intercountry adoptions

Adoptive homes, Minn. Statutes 2005 257.05

Procedures, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.60

Putative fathers, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.52

Interstate adoption compacts, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.71

Interstate Compact on Placement of Children, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53, 2005 260.851 to 2005 260.91

Investigations

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53

Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2005 257.03, 2005 257.04

Jurisdiction

County courts, Minn. Statutes 2005 487.19

Juvenile courts, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.23

Lawsuits

Adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.37, 2005 259.45

Birth parents, payment violations, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.55

Conciliation courts, no jurisdiction, Minn. Statutes 2005 491A.01

Paternity, Minn. Statutes 2005 257.57

Placement violations, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47, 2005 259.55

Legal counsel, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Members of beneficiary's family, Minn. Statutes 2005 529.01

Mentally retarded persons

Consent, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.24

Public guardian or conservator, powers, Minn. Statutes 2005 252A.111

Minority children

Adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2005 257.0651

Indian children, see same under this topic

Ombudspersons for families, see OMBUDSPERSONS FOR FAMILIES

Orders

Adoption agencies, audits, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.45

Direct adoptive placement, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Indian children, juvenile court, Minn. Statutes 2005 260.781

Temporary preadoptive custody, emergencies, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Parent and child relationship, establishment, Minn. Statutes 2005 257.54

Parenting leave, see PARENTING LEAVE

Parents

Adoptive parents, see same under this topic

Birth parents, see same under this topic

Notice received, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.49

Prospective adoptive parents, see same under this topic

Petitions

Contents, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.23

Denial, procedures, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.57

Filing, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.22, 2005 259.23, 2005 259.47, 2005 357.021

Hearings, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.49, 2005 259.53

Intercountry adoptions, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.60

Investigations, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53

Local social services agencies, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53

Prospective adoptive parents, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Reports about, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53

Requirements, generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.22

Residence, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.22, 2005 259.23

Surcharges, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.52

Verification, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.23, 2005 259.53

Placement prevention services, see PLACEMENT PREVENTION

Placement

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.21

Local social services agencies, Minn. Statutes 2005 393.07

Petitions, filing, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.22

Preadoptive placement, human services licensing, exclusions, Minn. Statutes 2005 245A.03

Violations and penalties, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47, 2005 259.55

Policy of state

Best interests of child, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.29, 2005 259.57

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.20

Indian children, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.29, 2005 259.57

Religious preference, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.29, 2005 259.57

Positive abortion alternatives, Minn. Statutes 2005 145.4235

Postadoption services, see POSTADOPTION SERVICES

Postplacement assessments, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47, 2005 259.53

Private child-caring and child placement agencies, see PRIVATE CHILD-CARING AND CHILD-PLACING AGENCIES

Process

Agencies, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.37

Legal requirements, statements, Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.37, 2005 259.39

Prospective adoptive parents

Adoption studies, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.21, 2005 259.41, 2005 259.47

Agency disclosure statements, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.37

Expense statements, filing, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53

Fingerprints, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.41

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Names, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.41

Payments by

Adoption studies, costs, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.41

Agency costs, motions for orders, reports, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.22

Agency fees, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.37

Birth parents, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47, 2005 259.55

Direct adoptive placement, legal costs, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Payments to, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.55

Putative fathers' adoption registry, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.21, 2005 259.49, 2005 259.52

Records and record keeping

Access, Minn. Statutes 2005 144.2252, 2005 259.89

Adoption assistance reimbursement agreements, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.67

Birth certificates, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.89

Child placement decisions, adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.31

Confidentiality, juvenile court records, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.61

Contents, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.79

Data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2005 13.10, 2005 259.79

Direct adoptive placement, adoption agencies, duties, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53, 2005 259.79

Requirements, generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 257.01, 2005 257.066

Retention, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47, 2005 259.79

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2005 257.066, 2005 259.87

Transfer and storage, costs, surety bonds for, licenses, Minn. Statutes 2005 245A.04

Treatment, generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 13.10

Use, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.79

Referral services

Adoption agencies, disclosure statements, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.37

Reports about

Children, out-of-home placement, Minn. Statutes 2005 257.0725

Confidentiality, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53

Investigations, part of court file, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53

Siblings, Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.24

Special laws regarding, Minn. Const. art 12 s 1

Standards, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Studies

Defined as placement activities, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.21

Direct adoptive placement, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Filing, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.41, 2005 259.47

Support services, ombudspersons for families, Minn. Statutes 2005 257.0762

Transfers to minors, see TRANSFERS TO MINORS

Venue, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.23, 2005 259.47

Waivers

Birth parents, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Hearing on petition, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.24, 2005 259.49

Legal counsel, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.47

Petitions, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.22

Placement, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.22

Preadoption residence, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.53

Residence, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.22

Witnesses

Consents, generally, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.24

Hearing on petition, waiver of notice, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.49

Witnessing defined as placement activities, Minn. Statutes 2005 259.21