Minnesota Statutes Public Welfare and Related Activities (Ch. 245-267) § 257.74. Adoption;  termination proceedings

Subdivision 1. Notification of father.  If a mother relinquishes or proposes to relinquish for adoption a child who has:

(1) a presumed father under section 257.55, subdivision 1 ;

(2) a father whose relationship to the child has been determined by a court or established under section 257.75 ;  or

(3) a father as to whom the child is a legitimate child under prior law of this state or under the law of another jurisdiction,

the father shall be given notice of the adoption proceeding as provided in section 259.49 .

Subd. 2. No father.  If a mother relinquishes or proposes to relinquish for adoption a child who does not have:

(1) a presumed father under section 257.55, subdivision 1 ;

(2) a father whose relationship to the child has been determined by a court;  or

(3) a father as to whom the child is a legitimate child under prior law of this state or under the law of another jurisdiction,

notice of the adoption proceeding shall be given as required by section 259.49 .


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