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Title 15A : Adoption Act

Chapter 004 : ADOPTION OF MINOR STEPCHILD BY STEPPARENT

(Cite as: 15A V.S.A. § 4-106)
  • § 4-106. Content of consent by other persons

    (a) A consent executed by the guardian of a minor stepchild or by an agency shall be in writing and signed or confirmed in the presence of the court, or in a manner the court directs, and:

    (1) shall state the circumstances under which the guardian or agency obtained the authority to consent to the adoption of the minor by a stepparent;

    (2) shall contain the statements required by sections 4-104 and 4-105 of this title, except for any that can be made only by a parent of the minor; and

    (3) may waive notice of the proceeding for adoption, unless the adoption is contested, appealed, or denied.

    (b) A consent executed by a minor stepchild in a proceeding for adoption by a stepparent shall be signed or confirmed in the presence of the court or in a manner the court directs. (Added 1995, No. 161 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)