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The Vermont Statutes Online

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Title 15A : Adoption Act

Chapter 001 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 15A V.S.A. § 1-110)
  • § 1-110. Notice of intent to retain parental rights

    (a) At any time, a parent or alleged parent of a child born in this State may file in any Probate Division of the Superior Court in this State a notice of intent to retain parental rights. The notice shall specify the name and address of the person filing it, the name and last known address of the other parent of the minor, the name of the minor, if known, and the date or approximate date of the minor’s date of birth.

    (b) Each Probate Division of the Superior Court shall maintain a notice filed with that court under subsection (a) of this section within an electronic database that shall serve as a central repository for all such notices.

    (c) When a petition to adopt a minor is filed in this State, the register of the Probate Division of the Superior Court in which it is filed shall determine as of the date of the petition whether or not a notice has been filed under this section with respect to the minor to be adopted. (Added 1995, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238a, eff. Feb. 1, 2011; 2019, No. 40, § 3.)