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Senate Bill 0140


Senate Bill 0140

ARCHIVE (2010)

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DIGEST OF SB140 (Updated March 4, 2010 12:15 pm - DI 84)


Adoption matters. Provides that a man who is barred from establishing paternity under the adoption statutes is prohibited from establishing paternity by filing a paternity action as next friend of the child or requesting a prosecuting attorney to file a paternity action. Prohibits a person who has executed a written consent to the adoption of a child by a certain person from executing a second or subsequent written consent to the adoption of the child by another person, unless certain conditions apply. Removes a provision that allows a father who receives a notice of adoption after the birth of the child to contest the adoption by filing a paternity action. Removes provision under which the consent of a putative father to the adoption of a child is irrevocably implied if the putative father, after receiving a notice of adoption after the birth of the child, fails to file a paternity action. Provides that the putative father registry provisions do not apply if, on or before the date the child's mother executes a consent to the child's adoption, the child's mother discloses the name and address of the putative father to the attorney or agency that is arranging the child's adoption. Provides that a putative father's motion to contest an adoption must be filed in the court in which the adoption is pending. Prohibits a court from granting an adoption if a petitioner for adoption has been convicted of an attempt or conspiracy to commit certain felonies. Authorizes a child placing agency and an attorney to advertise certain adoption information only if licensed under Indiana law. Provides that the crime of unauthorized adoption facilitation does not apply to child placing agencies licensed under Indiana law or attorneys licensed to practice law in Indiana. (Current law provides that the crime of unauthorized adoption facilitation does not apply to child placing agencies licensed under any state's law or attorneys licensed to practice law in any state.) Provides that a court may not grant an adoption if the petitioner is a sexually violent predator. Provides that a petition to terminate the parent-child relationship involving a delinquent child or a child in need of services may include an allegation that the child has, on two separate occasions, been adjudicated a child in need of services.
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