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Indiana Code Title 31. Family Law and Juvenile Law § 31-19-16-2

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Sec. 2. A court may grant postadoption contact privileges if:

(1) the court determines that the best interests of the child would be served by granting postadoption contact privileges;

(2) the child is at least two (2) years of age and the court finds that there is a significant emotional attachment between the child and the birth parent;

(3) each adoptive parent consents to the granting of postadoption contact privileges;

(4) the adoptive parents and the birth parents:

(A) execute a postadoption contact agreement;  and

(B) file the agreement with the court;

(5) the licensed child placing agency sponsoring the adoption and the child's court appointed special advocate or guardian ad litem appointed under IC 31-32-3 recommends to the court the postadoption contact agreement, or if there is no licensed child placing agency sponsoring the adoption, the local office or other agency that prepared an adoption report under IC 31-19-8-5 is informed of the contents of the postadoption contact agreement and comments on the agreement in the agency's report to the court;

(6) consent to postadoption contact is obtained from the child if the child is at least twelve (12) years of age;  and

(7) the postadoption contact agreement is approved by the court.

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