1. Termination of parental rights shall be accomplished only according to the provisions of 600A chapter. However, termination of parental rights between an adult child and the child’s parents may be accomplished by a decree of adoption establishing a new parent-child relationship.
Terms Used In Iowa Code 600A.3
- Child: includes child by adoption. See Iowa Code 4.1
2. If a proceeding held under 600A chapter involves an Indian child as defined in section 232B.3 and the proceeding is subject to the Iowa Indian child welfare Act under chapter 232B, the proceeding and other actions taken in connection with the proceeding or 600A chapter shall comply with chapter 232B. In any proceeding held or action taken under 600A chapter involving an Indian child, the applicable requirements of the federal Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997, Pub. L. No. 105-89, shall be applied to the proceeding or action in a manner that complies with chapter 232B and the federal Indian Child Welfare Act, Pub. L. No. 95-608.