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Senate Bill 0517

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DIGEST OF SB517 (Updated April 9, 2003 12:09 PM - DI 84)

Adoption. Allows a petitioner for adoption to have temporary custody of the child sought to be adopted pending final resolution of the adoption. Requires a paternity proceeding to be consolidated with a pending adoption proceeding. Requires notice of a petition for adoption to a person other than a putative father. Revises procedure for contesting an adoption. Amends the circumstances in which a person may withdraw a consent to adoption. Provides that a woman commits a Class A misdemeanor if the woman presents herself as a birth mother and accepts adoption expenses with no intention of placing the child for adoption.
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