§ 31-19-9-0.2 Application of certain amendments to prior law
§ 31-19-9-1 Consents required
§ 31-19-9-2 Execution of consent; timing; restrictions
§ 31-19-9-3 Validity of consent not identifying petitioner for adoption; consent to substituting petitioners
§ 31-19-9-4 Forms
§ 31-19-9-5 Filing of copies
§ 31-19-9-6 Information and forms provided to birth parents
§ 31-19-9-7 Contact preference forms
§ 31-19-9-8 Consent to adoption not required; written denial of paternity precludes challenge to adoption
§ 31-19-9-9 Parent’s crime against child’s other parent; effect on consent requirement
§ 31-19-9-10 Parent’s crime against child or child’s sibling; effect on consent requirement
§ 31-19-9-12 When consent of putative father irrevocably implied
§ 31-19-9-13 Challenge of adoption or validity of implied consent by putative father; when precluded
§ 31-19-9-14 Establishment of paternity by putative father; when precluded
§ 31-19-9-15 When consent of putative father irrevocably implied; additional circumstances
§ 31-19-9-16 Challenge of adoption or validity of irrevocably implied consent by putative father; when precluded
§ 31-19-9-17 Establishment of paternity by putative father; restrictions
§ 31-19-9-18 When implied consent to adoption irrevocable
§ 31-19-9-19 Implied consent to adoption bar to adoption challenge

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 31 > Article 19 > Chapter 9 - Consent to Adoption

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the court or a person authorized to perform the clerk's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • in writing: include printing, lithographing, or other mode of representing words and letters. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • minor: means a person less than eighteen (18) years of age. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5