language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1991 CHAPTER 107-H.F.No. 456 An act relating to adoption; clarifying the requirements for consents; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 259.24, subdivision 5. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 259.24, subdivision 5, is amended to read: Subd. 5. [EXECUTION.] All consents to an adoption shall be in writing, executed before two competent witnesses, and acknowledged by the consenting party. In addition, all consents to an adoption, except those by the commissioner, the commissioner's agent, a licensed child-placing agency, an adult adoptee, or the child's parent in a petition for adoption by a stepparent, shall be executed before a representative of the commissioner, the commissioner's agent, or a licensed child-placing agency.
In addition all consents to an adoption shall be in writing and shall contain notice to the parent of the substance of subdivision 6a, providing for the right to withdraw consent. The consent mustAll consents by a parent: (1) shall contain notice to the parent of the substance of subdivision 6a, providing for the right to withdraw consent; and (2) shall contain the following written notice in all capital letters at least one-eighth inch high: "This agency will submit your consent to adoption to the court. The consent itself does not terminate your parental rights. Parental rights to a child may be terminated only by an adoption decree or by a court order terminating parental rights. Unless the child is adopted or your parental rights are terminated, you may be asked to support the child." Consents shall be executed before two competent witnesses and acknowledged by the consenting party.Consents shall be filed in the adoption proceedings at any time before the matter is heard provided, however, that a consent executed and acknowledged outside of this state, either in accordance with the law of this state or in accordance with the law of the place where executed, is valid. Presented to the governor May 14, 1991 Signed by the governor May 17, 1991, 11:02 a.m.