Kansas Statutes Chapter 59. Probate Code § 59-2129. Consent

(a) Consent to an independent adoption shall be given by: (1) The living parents of the child;  or

(2) one of the parents of the child, if the other's consent is found unnecessary under K.S.A. 59-2136 , and amendments thereto;  or

(3) the legal guardian of the child, if both parents are dead or if their consent is found to be unnecessary under K.S.A. 59-2136 , and amendments thereto;  or

(4) the court entering an order under K.S.A. 38-2270 , and amendments thereto;  and

(5) the judge of any court having jurisdiction over the child pursuant to the revised Kansas code for care of children, if parental rights have not been terminated;  and

(6) the child sought to be adopted, if over 14 years of age and of sound intellect.

(b) Consent to an agency adoption shall be given by: (1) The authorized representative of the agency having authority to consent to the adoption of the child;  and

(2) the child sought to be adopted, if over 14 years of age and of sound intellect.

(c) The provisions of subsection (a) shall apply to consent in a stepparent adoption, except that subsections (a)(3) and (4) shall not apply.

(d) A consent given by a parent, legal guardian or agency shall be deemed sufficient if in substantial compliance with the form for consent set forth by the judicial council.

(e) A consent given by a legal guardian, judge or agency shall set forth the authority to execute the consent and shall be accompanied by documents supporting that authority.


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