A minor parent may consent to an adoption, but a guardian ad litem for the parent shall be appointed.
Age When Consent of Adoptee is Considered or Required
Citation: Rev. Stat. § 199.500
In the case of a child age 12 or older, the consent of the child shall be given in court. The court in its discretion may waive this requirement.
When Parental Consent is not Needed
Citation: Rev. Stat. §§ 199.500; 199.502
The consent of a parent shall not be required if the parent:
Credits: Child Welfare Information Gateway (http://www.childwelfare.gov)
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