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Before an adoption can take place, there are specific state qualifications concerning adoption consent that must be met.To help you navigate the laws that determine which persons consent is or isn’t considered in an adoption, we’ve provided a list of laws according to each state, courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.Tip: Sign In to save these choices and avoid repeating this across devices.You can always update your preferences in the Privacy Centre.
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The consent of a noncustodial parent is not required if the parent for a period of 1 year willfully fails to communicate with and to pay for the care, support, and education of the child when able to do so.
Consent may be withdrawn after the 10‑day period, if the court finds, after notice and opportunity to be heard is afforded to the petitioner, the person seeking the withdrawal, and the agency placing the child for adoption, that the withdrawal is in the best interests of the person to be adopted, and the court orders the withdrawal.