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HB 0599 - Juvenile proceedings; adoption; provisions

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Lane,Roger 167th
Last Action: 4/20/2007 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
House Committee: JudyNC
Assigned To:
05. Superior CourtsNext Bill
07. Juvenile CourtsNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Amend Chapter 11 of Title 15.  Relating to juvenile proceedings.  This bill would provide the juvenile court with concurrent jurisdiction for certain adoption proceedings if the juvenile court has previously entered an order terminating parental rights in such case or an unexpired order finding a child deprived and a parent has voluntarily surrendered parental rights, and the date set by the superior court for final hearing on a properly filed adoption petition is not within 30 days from the date of filing.  In cases meeting the requirements the adoption petition may be withdrawn and refilled in juvenile court.  A petition withdrawn and refiled shall not constitute a ground for invalidation of a decree of adoption.  Relating to the placement of a child following a termination order: except in those cases where the child was placed pursuant to other portions of this subsection, a petition seeking the adoption of the child shall be filed within four months after the date of the disposition order; or final decision of any appeal, unless an adoptive placement has not been approved by the DHR or the DHR, in its discretion, determined that it is not in the best interest of the child that a petition seeking adoption be field by that time.  This bill includes an example adoption certificate.

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