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ADOPTION

Acknowledgment, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.37

Adopted children

Defined as children, Minn. Statutes 2009 524.2-114, 2009 645.45

Defined as dependent children

Legislators retirement plan, Minn. Statutes 2009 3A.01

Minnesota State Retirement System, Minn. Statutes 2009 352.01

Public Employees Retirement Association, Minn. Statutes 2009 353.01

Teachers retirement, Saint Paul and Duluth, Minn. Statutes 2009 354A.011

Defined as dependents, Minn. Statutes 2009 62L.02

Defined as individuals who are related, Minn. Statutes 2009 245A.02

Defined as surviving children, Minn. Statutes 2009 356.303

Adoptees

Address, filing, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.27

Adoption records, access, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.2252, 2009 259.89

Birth parent history requests, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.83

Birth parents, see same under this topic

Communication or contact with birth relatives, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.58, 2009 259.59

Consent, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.24

Death, notice, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.27

Decree, change of name, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.57

Genetic siblings, right to information about, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.83

Health and accident insurance, Minn. Statutes 2009 62A.27, 2009 62Q.23, 2009 256L.05

Hearing on petition, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.49

Indian children, see same under this topic

Intestate succession, Minn. Statutes 2009 524.2-114

Medical assistance, Minn. Statutes 2009 256B.055, 2009 256B.057

Minority children, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.0651

Notice received, birth parent, terminal illness or death, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.27

Preadoption residence, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.53

Terminal illness, notice, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.27

Unmarried minor children, Minn. Statutes 2009 257C.08

Adoption agencies

Access to data, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.41, 2009 259.61

Adoption studies, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.21, 2009 259.41, 2009 259.47

Agreements by, assistance, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.67

Audits, Minn. Statutes 2009 245A.04, 2009 259.45

Background checks, see Human services licensees under BACKGROUND CHECKS

Birth parent history requests, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.83

Certificates and certification, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.05, 2009 259.67

Certified records, birth records, issuance, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.225

Child placement decisions, records, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.31

Consent, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.24

Contracts, family recruitment, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.77

Disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.29, 2009 259.37, 2009 259.45

Expense statements, filing, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.53

Family recruitment, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.77

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.37, 2009 259.45

Gifts to, authority to accept, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.77

Grants to, authority to accept, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.77

Investigations, duties, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.53

Licenses, see under HUMAN SERVICES

Lists, Minn. Statutes 2009 145.4243

Misrepresentation, lawsuits, damages, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.37

Notice received, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.27

Orders, audits, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.45

Payments to, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.22, 2009 259.67

Postadoption search services data, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.88

Prospective adoptive parents, duties, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Records and record keeping, see same under this topic

Reports given, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.22, 2009 259.45, 2009 259.53

Surety bonds, Minn. Statutes 2009 245A.04

Violations and penalties, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.37, 2009 259.45

Adoption assistance program, see ADOPTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Adoption exchange, duties, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.75

Adoption studies and reports, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.41

Adoptive homes, suitability, certification, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.05

Adoptive parents

Address, filing with agency, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.27

Adoption studies, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.21, 2009 259.41, 2009 259.47

Agreements by, communication or contact, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.58

Attorney fees, payment, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.65

Background checks, see same under this topic

Birth parent histories, see same under this topic

Cooperation, background checks, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.53

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2009 125A.27, 2009 259.24

Guardians, costs, payment, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.65

Intent to adopt, notice given, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.03

Notice received, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.27, 2009 259.35

Parenting leave, see PARENTING LEAVE

Payments by, petitions, agency motions and reports, costs, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.22

Prospective adoptive parents, see same under this topic

Reimbursement, nonrecurring expenses, children with special needs, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.73

Stepparents, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.43, 2009 259.53

Termination of parental rights, Minn. Statutes 2009 260C.301

Adult adoption, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.21, 2009 259.241, 2009 259.89

Affidavits

Anonymity of parents, disclosure, Indian children, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.34

Birth parents, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.39, 2009 259.47, 2009 259.89

Hearings on petition, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.49

Prospective adoptive parents, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Temporary preadoptive custody, emergency orders, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Agencies, see Adoption agencies under this topic

Agency audits, Minn. Statutes 2009 245A.04, 2009 259.45

Appeals, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.63

Attorneys, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.65

Authority to place for adoption, agreement, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.25

Availability for adoption, Minn. Statutes 2009 260C.317

Background checks

Adoption assistance program, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.67

Adoption studies, Minn. Statutes 2009 245C.33, 2009 245C.34, 2009 259.41

Adoptive parents, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.53

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2009 245C.10

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.20, 2009 259.29, 2009 259.41, 2009 259.57

Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children, Minn. Statutes 2009 260.93

Birth certificates, see Birth records under this topic

Birth parent histories

Agencies, duties, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.83

Defined as placement activities, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.21

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.43

Prospective adoptive parents, custody motions, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Birth parents

Acknowledgment, agency disclosures, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.37

Address, filing with agency, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.27

Affidavits, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47, 2009 259.89

Agreements by, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Communication or contact with adopted child, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.58, 2009 259.59

Consent, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.24, 2009 259.89

Counseling, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Death, notice, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.27

Expenses, payment by prospective adoptive parents, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.55

Histories, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.43, 2009 259.47

Information about, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.2252

Lawsuits, agencies, disclosure violations, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.37

Legal counsel, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Notice received, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.74, 2009 259.24, 2009 259.27, 2009 259.47

Payments to, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.55

Placement, preferences, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.29, 2009 259.57

Postadoption service grants, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.85

Searches for, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.88

Signatures, agency disclosure statements, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.37

Stepparent adoptions, confirmation of adoption, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.61

Termination of parental rights, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Waivers, direct adoptive placement, counseling, legal counsel, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Birth records

Adult adoption, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.89

Data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.225

Disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.2252

Indians, use for tribal enrollment or membership, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.2252

Original birth records, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.218, 2009 259.89

Replacement birth records, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.218

Change of name, see CHANGE OF NAME

Child custody proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.20, 2009 518D.103

Child-placing agencies, see Adoption agencies under this topic

Children in need of protection or services

Parental consent, exception, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.24

Placement, Minn. Statutes 2009 260C.201

Children over age 14, consent to adoption, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.24

Communication or contact agreements, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.58, 2009 259.59

Confidential or privileged information, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.53

Consent

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.24, 2009 259.25, 2009 259.47

Putative fathers, denial of paternity, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.52

Costs

Adoption studies, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.41

Birth parent expenses, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47, 2009 259.55

Children's homes, Minn. Statutes 2009 317A.907

Expense statements, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.55

Fees, see same under this topic

Legal counsel, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Nonrecurring expenses, special needs children, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.73

Payment by prospective adoptive parents, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.55

Private child-caring and child-placing agencies, Minn. Statutes 2009 317A.907

Damages, adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.37, 2009 259.45

Data, see GOVERNMENT DATA

Decrees

Certified copies, foreign persons, replacement birth records, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.218

Data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.218

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.57

Intercountry adoptions, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.60

Definitions

Accident and health insurance, Minn. Statutes 2009 65A.27

Adopted children, see same under this topic

Adoptive siblings, Minn. Statutes 2009 119B.011

Custodial trusts, Minn. Statutes 2009 529.01

Disclosure, consent, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.212

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.21, 2009 259.24

Transfers to minors, Minn. Statutes 2009 527.21

Dependent or neglected children

Hearing on petition, notice, service on guardian, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.49

Developmentally disabled persons

Consent, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.24

Public guardian or conservator, powers, Minn. Statutes 2009 252A.111

Direct adoptive placement

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Orders, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.45, 2009 259.47, 2009 260.781

Preadoptive placement, human services licensing, Minn. Statutes 2009 245A.03

Reports, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.53

Disabled children, expenses, see Costs under this topic

Disclosure

Adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.29, 2009 259.37, 2009 259.45

Birth certificate information, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.225, 2009 259.89

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.53

Records, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.53, 2009 259.79

Effect, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.59

Emotionally disturbed children, consent, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.24

Ethnic minorities, see Minority children under this topic

Exchange, duties, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.75

Execution, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.24

Family reunification services, see FAMILY REUNIFICATION

Fathers' adoption registry, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.21, 2009 259.49, 2009 259.52

Fees

Adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.37, 2009 259.45

Petitions, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.52, 2009 357.021

Grandparent visitation, adopted child, Minn. Statutes 2009 257C.08, 2009 259.78, 2009 518.1752

Grants for, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.77

Guardians ad litem

Access to reports on suitability, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.53

Appointment, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.65

Guardians and conservators

Minor unmarried parents, guardian's consent, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.24

Notice received, hearing on petition, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.49

Service of process on, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.49

Hearings on petition, notice, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.49, 2009 259.53

Hearings

Confidentiality, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.61

Consent procedures, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Indian children

Background checks, adoption studies, Minn. Statutes 2009 245C.34

Best interests of child, placement, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.29, 2009 259.57

Child custody proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.20

Child's tribe, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.2252, 2009 259.89, 2009 260.761

Extended family members, identification, social services agencies, Minn. Statutes 2009 260.761

Indian Child Welfare Act, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.0651, 2009 259.57

Intercountry adoptions

Adoptive homes, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.05

Procedures, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.60

Putative fathers, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.52

Interstate adoption compacts, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.71

Investigations

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.53

Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.03, 2009 257.04

Jurisdiction, juvenile courts, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.23

Lawsuits

Adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.37, 2009 259.45

Birth parents, payment violations, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.55

Conciliation courts, no jurisdiction, Minn. Statutes 2009 491A.01

Paternity, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.57

Placement violations, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47, 2009 259.55

Legal counsel, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Members of beneficiary's family, Minn. Statutes 2009 529.01

Minority children

Adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.0651

Indian children, see same under this topic

Ombudspersons for families, see OMBUDSPERSONS FOR FAMILIES

Orders

Adoption agencies, audits, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.45

Direct adoptive placement, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Indian children, juvenile court, Minn. Statutes 2009 260.781

Temporary preadoptive custody, emergencies, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Parent and child relationship, establishment, Minn. Statutes 2009 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 2009 259.49

Prospective adoptive parents, see same under this topic

Petitions

Contents, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.23

Denial, procedures, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.57

Filing, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.22, 2009 259.23, 2009 259.47, 2009 357.021

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.53

Hearings, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.49, 2009 259.53

Intercountry adoptions, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.60

Prospective adoptive parents, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Requirements, generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.22

Residence, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.22, 2009 259.23

Surcharges, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.52

Verification, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.23, 2009 259.53

Placement prevention services, see PLACEMENT PREVENTION

Placement

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.21

Local social services agencies, Minn. Statutes 2009 393.07

Petitions, filing, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.22

Preadoptive placement, human services licensing, exclusions, Minn. Statutes 2009 245A.03

Violations and penalties, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47, 2009 259.55

Policy of state

Best interests of child, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.29, 2009 259.57

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.20

Indian children, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.29, 2009 259.57

Religious preference, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.29, 2009 259.57

Positive abortion alternatives, Minn. Statutes 2009 145.4235

Postadoption services, see POSTADOPTION SERVICES

Postplacement assessments, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47, 2009 259.53

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

Process

Agencies, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.37

Legal requirements, statements, Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.37, 2009 259.39

Prospective adoptive parents

Adoption studies, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.21, 2009 259.41, 2009 259.47

Agency disclosure statements, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.37

Expense statements, filing, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.53

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Names, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.41

Payments by

Adoption studies, costs, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.41

Agency costs, motions for orders, reports, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.22

Agency fees, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.37

Birth parents, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47, 2009 259.55

Direct adoptive placement, legal costs, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Payments to, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.55

Records and record keeping

Access, Minn. Statutes 2009 144.2252

Adoption assistance reimbursement agreements, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.67

Birth certificates, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.89

Child placement decisions, adoption agencies, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.31

Confidentiality, juvenile court records, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.61

Contents, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.79

Data, classification, Minn. Statutes 2009 13.10, 2009 259.79

Direct adoptive placement, adoption agencies, duties, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.53, 2009 259.79

Requirements, generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.01, 2009 257.066

Retention, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47, 2009 259.79

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.066, 2009 259.87

Transfer and storage, costs, surety bonds for, licenses, Minn. Statutes 2009 245A.04

Treatment, generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 13.10

Use, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.79

Recruitment efforts, Minn. Statutes 2009 260C.317

Referral services, adoption agencies, disclosure statements, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.37

Reports about

Children, out-of-home placement, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.0725

Confidentiality, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.53

Investigations, part of court file, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.53

Safe Place for Newborns adoptions, Minn. Statutes 2009 260C.150

Siblings, Human Services Department, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.24

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

Standards, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Studies

Defined as placement activities, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.21

Direct adoptive placement, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Filing, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.41, 2009 259.47

Support services, ombudspersons for families, Minn. Statutes 2009 257.0762

Transfers to minors, see TRANSFERS TO MINORS

Venue, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.23, 2009 259.47

Waivers

Birth parents, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.22

Hearing on petition, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.24, 2009 259.49

Legal counsel, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.47

Preadoption residence, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.53

Witnesses

Consents, generally, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.24

Hearing on petition, waiver of notice, Minn. Statutes 2009 259.49