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ADOPTION

Acknowledgment, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37

Adopted children

Defined as children, Minn. Statutes 2004 645.45

Defined as dependent children

Judges retirement plan, Minn. Statutes 2004 490.121

Legislators retirement plan, Minn. Statutes 2004 3A.01

Minnesota State Retirement System, Minn. Statutes 2004 352.01

Public Employees Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2004 353.01

Teachers Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2004 354.05

Teachers retirement, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Duluth, Minn. Statutes 2004 354A.011

Defined as dependents, Minn. Statutes 2004 62L.02

Defined as designated beneficiaries, Minn. Statutes 2004 354.46, 2004 354A.35

Defined as individuals who are related, Minn. Statutes 2004 245A.02

Defined as surviving children, Minn. Statutes 2004 356.303

Adoptees

Address, filing, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.27

Adoption records, access, state registrar, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.2252, 2004 259.89

Birth parent history requests, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.83

Birth parents, see same under this topic

Contact or communication with birth relatives, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.58, 2004 259.59

Death, notice, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.27

Decree, change of name, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.57

Health and accident insurance, Minn. Statutes 2004 62A.27, 2004 62Q.23, 2004 256L.05

Hearing on petition, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.49

Indian children, see same under this topic

Medical assistance, Minn. Statutes 2004 256B.055, 2004 256B.057

Minority children, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.0651

Notice received, birth parent, terminal illness or death, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.27

Preadoption residence, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53

School district choice, Minn. Statutes 2004 124D.06

Terminal illness, notice, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.27

Unmarried minor children, Minn. Statutes 2004 257C.08

Adoption agencies

Access to data, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.41, 2004 259.61

Adoption studies, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.21, 2004 259.41, 2004 259.47

Agreements by, assistance, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.67

Audits, Minn. Statutes 2004 245A.04, 2004 259.45

Background checks, see Human services licensees under BACKGROUND CHECKS

Birth parent history requests, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.83

Certificates and certification, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.05, 2004 259.67

Certified records, birth records, issuance, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.225

Child placement decisions, records, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.31

Consent, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

Contracts, family recruitment, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.77

Disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.29, 2004 259.37, 2004 259.45

Expense statements, filing, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53

Family recruitment, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.77

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37, 2004 259.45

Gifts to, authority to accept, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.77

Grants to, authority to accept, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.77

Investigations, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53

Licenses, see under HUMAN SERVICES

Lists, Minn. Statutes 2004 145.4243

Misrepresentation, lawsuits, damages, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37

Notice given, birth parents, consent hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Notice received, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.27

Orders, audits, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.45

Payments to, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.22, 2004 259.67

Prospective adoptive parents, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Records and record keeping, see same under this topic

Reports given, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.22, 2004 259.45, 2004 259.53

Surety bonds, Minn. Statutes 2004 245A.04

Violations and penalties, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37, 2004 259.45

Adoption assistance program, see ADOPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Adoption exchange, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.75

Adoption studies and reports, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.41

Adoptive homes, suitability, certification, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.05

Adoptive parents

Address, filing with agency, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.27

Adoption studies, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.21, 2004 259.41, 2004 259.47

Affidavits of history, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.41

Agreements by, contact or communication, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.58

Attorney fees, payment, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.65

Background checks, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.41, 2004 259.53

Birth parent histories, see same under this topic

Cooperation, background checks, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.41, 2004 259.53

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2004 125A.27, 2004 256.476, 2004 259.24

Guardians, costs, payment, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.65

Lists, defined as placement activities, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.21

Notice given, intent to adopt, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.03

Notice received, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.27, 2004 259.35

Parenting leave, see PARENTING LEAVE

Payments by, petitions, agency motions and reports, costs, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.22

Prospective adoptive parents, see same under this topic

Reimbursement, nonrecurring expenses, children with special needs, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.73

Stepparents, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.41, 2004 259.43, 2004 259.53

Termination of parental rights, Minn. Statutes 2004 260C.301

Adoptive siblings, defined as family, Minn. Statutes 2004 119B.011

Affidavits

Adoptive parents, affidavits of history, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.41

Anonymity of parents, disclosure, Indian children, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.34

Birth parents, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.39, 2004 259.47, 2004 259.89

Hearings on petition, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.49

Prospective adoptive parents, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Temporary preadoptive custody, emergency orders, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Agencies, see Adoption agencies under this topic

Agency audits, Minn. Statutes 2004 245A.04, 2004 259.45

Appeals, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.63

Attorneys, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.65

Authority to place for adoption, agreement, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.25

Background checks, adoption studies, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.41, 2004 259.53

Birth certificates, see Birth records under this topic

Birth parent histories

Agencies, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.83

Defined as placement activities, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.21

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.43

Prospective adoptive parents, motions for custody, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Birth parents

Acknowledgment, agency disclosures, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37

Address, filing with agency, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.27

Affidavits, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47, 2004 259.89

Agreements by, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Consent, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24, 2004 259.89

Contact or communication with adopted child, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.58, 2004 259.59

Counseling, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Death, notice, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.27

Expenses, payment by prospective adoptive parents, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.55

Histories, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.43, 2004 259.47

Information about, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.2252

Lawsuits, agencies, disclosure violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37

Legal counsel, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Lists, defined as placement activities, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.21

Notice given, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24, 2004 259.27

Notice received, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.74, 2004 259.24, 2004 259.27, 2004 259.47

Payments to, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.55

Placement, preferences, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.29, 2004 259.57

Postadoption service grants, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.85

Signatures, agency disclosure statements, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37

Stepparent adoptions, confirmation of adoption, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.61

Termination of parental rights, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Waivers, direct adoptive placement, counseling, legal counsel, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Birth records

Application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.225

Data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.225

Disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.2252

Indians, use for tribal enrollment or membership, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.2252

Original birth records, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.218, 2004 259.89

Replacement birth records, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.218

Certified copies, decrees, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.218

Change of name, see CHANGE OF NAME

Child custody proceedings

Application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.20, 2004 518D.103

Child-placing agencies, see Adoption agencies under this topic

Children in need of protection or services

Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2004 260C.435

Parental consent, exception, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

Confidential or privileged information, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53

Consent

Adult adoptee, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

Authority to place for adoption, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.25

Birth parents, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24, 2004 259.89

Children over fourteen years of age, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

Direct adoptive placement, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Exceptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

Failure to execute, effect, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Filing, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24, 2004 259.47

Fraud, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24, 2004 259.25, 2004 259.47

Guardians, minor unmarried parent's guardian, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

Human Services Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

Out of state consent, validity, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

Parents, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

Putative fathers, denial of paternity, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.52

Time, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

Waiver, parent's consent, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

Withdrawal, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24, 2004 259.47

Withholding, reason, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

Witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

Witnessing, defined as placement activities, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.21

Written, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24, 2004 259.47

Contact or communication agreements, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.58, 2004 259.59

Costs

Adoption studies, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.41

Birth parent expenses, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47, 2004 259.55

Children's homes, Minn. Statutes 2004 317A.907

Expense statements, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.55

Fees, see same under this topic

Legal counsel, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Nonrecurring expenses, special needs children, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.73

Payment by prospective adoptive parents, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.55

Private child-caring and child-placing agencies, Minn. Statutes 2004 317A.907

Damages, adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37, 2004 259.45

Data, decrees, classification of data, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.218

Decrees

Adoptee, change of name, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.57

Certified copies, foreign persons, replacement birth records, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.218

Copies, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.57

Data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.218

Intercountry adoptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.60

Recording, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.57

Definitions

Adopted children, see same under this topic

Adoptive parents, Minn. Statutes 2004 125A.27, 2004 259.24

Adoptive siblings, Minn. Statutes 2004 119B.011

Consumer support grants, Minn. Statutes 2004 256.476

Custodial trusts, Minn. Statutes 2004 529.01

Disclosure, consent, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.212

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.21, 2004 259.24

Transfers to minors, Minn. Statutes 2004 527.21

Dependent or neglected children

Hearing on petition, notice, service on guardian, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.49

Direct adoptive placement

Adoption studies and reports, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Birth parents, counseling rights, notice, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.21

Orders, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.45, 2004 259.47, 2004 260.781

Preadoptive placement, human services licensing, Minn. Statutes 2004 245A.03

Prospective adoptive parents, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Reports, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53

Disabled children, expenses, see Costs under this topic

Disclosure

Adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.29, 2004 259.37, 2004 259.45

Birth certificate information, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.225, 2004 259.89

Consent to disclosure, defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.212

Judges, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53

Records, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53, 2004 259.79

Reports, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53

Effect, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.59

Ethnic minorities, see Minority children under this topic

Exchange, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.75

Execution, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

Family reunification services, see FAMILY REUNIFICATION

Fees

Adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37, 2004 259.45

Petitions, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.52, 2004 357.021

Grandparent visitation

Adopted child, Minn. Statutes 2004 257C.08, 2004 259.78, 2004 518.1752

Grants for, see Adoption agencies under this topic

Guardians ad litem, appointment, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.65

Guardians and conservators

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.21

Minor unmarried parents, guardian's consent, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

Notice received, hearing on petition, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.49

Service of process on, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.49

Hearings on petition, notice, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.49, 2004 259.53

Hearings

Confidentiality, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.61

Consent procedures, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Indian children

Application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.20

Best interests of child, placement, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.29, 2004 259.57

Child's tribe, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.2252, 2004 259.89, 2004 260.761

Extended family members, identification, social services agencies, Minn. Statutes 2004 260.761

Intercountry adoptions

Adoptive homes, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.05

Procedures, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.60

Putative fathers, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.52

Interpretation of law

Indian Child Welfare Act, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.0651, 2004 259.57

Interstate adoption compacts, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.71

Interstate Compact on Placement of Children, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53, 2004 260.851 to 2004 260.91

Investigations

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53

Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.03, 2004 257.04

Jurisdiction

County courts, Minn. Statutes 2004 487.19

Juvenile courts, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.23

Lawsuits

Adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37, 2004 259.45

Birth parents, payment violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.55

Conciliation courts, no jurisdiction, Minn. Statutes 2004 491A.01

Paternity, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.57

Placement violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47, 2004 259.55

Legal counsel, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Members of beneficiary's family, Minn. Statutes 2004 529.01

Members of minor's family, defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 527.21

Mentally retarded persons, Minn. Statutes 2004 252A.111

Minority children

Adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.0651

Indian children, see same under this topic

Ombudspersons for families, see OMBUDSPERSONS FOR FAMILIES

Orders

Adoption agencies, audits, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.45

Direct adoptive placement, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Indian children, juvenile court, Minn. Statutes 2004 260.781

Temporary preadoptive custody, emergencies, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Parent and child relationship, establishment, Minn. Statutes 2004 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 2004 259.49

Prospective adoptive parents, see same under this topic

Petitions

Application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.22

Contents, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.23

Denial, procedures, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.57

Filing, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.22, 2004 259.23, 2004 259.47, 2004 357.021

Hearings, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.49, 2004 259.53

Intercountry adoptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.60

Investigations, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53

Local social services agencies, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53

Petitioners, defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.21

Prospective adoptive parents, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Reports about, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53

Requirements, generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.22

Residence, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.22, 2004 259.23

Surcharges, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.52

Verification, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.23, 2004 259.53

Placement prevention services, see PLACEMENT PREVENTION

Placement

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 62A.27, 2004 259.21

Local social services agencies, Minn. Statutes 2004 393.07

Petitions, filing, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.22

Preadoptive placement, human services licensing, exclusions, Minn. Statutes 2004 245A.03

Violations and penalties, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47, 2004 259.55

Policy of state

Best interests of child, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.29, 2004 259.57

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.20

Indian children, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.29, 2004 259.57

Religious preference, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.29, 2004 259.57

Postadoption services, see POSTADOPTION SERVICES

Postplacement assessments, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47, 2004 259.53

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

Process

Agencies, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37

Legal requirements, statements, Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37, 2004 259.39

Prospective adoptive parents

Acknowledgment, agency disclosure statements, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37

Adoption studies, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.21, 2004 259.41, 2004 259.47

Affidavits, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Agreements by, health care decisions for child after placement, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Direct adoptive placement, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Expense statements, filing, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53

Fingerprints, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.41

Lawsuits, agencies, disclosure violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37

Motions, preadoptive custody, emergency orders, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Names, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.41

Notice given, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Payments by

Adoption studies, costs, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.41

Agency costs, motions for orders, reports, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.22

Agency fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37

Birth parents, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47, 2004 259.55

Direct adoptive placement, legal costs, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Payments to, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.55

Preadoptive custody, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Residence, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Service of process by, preadoptive custody motions, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Signatures, agency disclosure statements, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37

Putative fathers' adoption registry, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.21, 2004 259.49, 2004 259.52

Records and record keeping

Access, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.2252, 2004 259.89

Adoption assistance reimbursement agreements, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.67

Birth certificates, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.89

Child placement decisions, adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.31

Confidentiality, juvenile court records, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.61

Contents, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.79

Data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2004 13.10, 2004 259.79

Direct adoptive placement, adoption agencies, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53, 2004 259.79

Requirements, generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.01, 2004 257.066

Retention, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47, 2004 259.79

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.066, 2004 259.87

Transfer and storage, costs, surety bonds for, licenses, Minn. Statutes 2004 245A.04

Treatment, generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 13.10

Use, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.79

Referral services

Adoption agencies, disclosure statements, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37

Reports about

Children, out-of-home placement, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.0725

Confidentiality, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53

Investigations, part of court file, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53

Rulemaking about

Adoption records, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.87

Record keeping, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.066

Siblings, Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

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

Standards, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Studies

Application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.41

Defined as placement activities, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.21

Direct adoptive placement, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Filing, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.41, 2004 259.47

Support services, ombudspersons for families, Minn. Statutes 2004 257.0762

Transfers to minors, see TRANSFERS TO MINORS

Venue, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.23, 2004 259.47

Violations and penalties

Adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.37, 2004 259.45

Birth parents, payment violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.55

Placement activity violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Waivers

Birth parents, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Hearing on petition, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24, 2004 259.49

Legal counsel, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.47

Petitions, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.22

Placement, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.22

Preadoption residence, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.53

Residence, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.22

Witnesses

Consents, generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.24

Hearing on petition, waiver of notice, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.49

Witnessing defined as placement activities, Minn. Statutes 2004 259.21

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