CHC 1195     


Art. 1195.  Consent to adoption given in open court; effect; Statement of Family History

A.  Any parent may give consent to the adoption of his child in open court, provided that all of the following occur:

(1)  The parent appears before the court in person.

(2)  The court informs the parent of the consequences of his consent.

(3)  The parent voluntarily consents to the adoption.

B.  Upon acceptance by the court, the parent's consent to the adoption is irrevocable.

C.  Upon acceptance by the court, the parent shall execute the Statement of Family History set forth in Article 1125.  All other rights and duties set forth in Chapter 8 of Title XI shall be applicable as if the consent were a surrender.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §12, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 705, §1, eff. July 6, 1992; Acts 2001, No. 567, §1.