2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 45a - Probate Courts and Procedure
Chapter 803 - Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption
Section 45a-728 - (Formerly Sec. 45-63b). Regulations re adoption placement of children identified or located by prospective parents.


CT Gen Stat § 45a-728 (2012) What's This?

The Commissioner of Children and Families shall adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 concerning adoption placement of children who have been identified or located by prospective adoptive parents. Such regulations shall provide that for adoptions involving an identified expectant mother, counseling of the birth mother shall be required within seventy-two hours of birth of the child, or as soon as medically possible after the birth, and that permissible payment of expenses for birth parent counseling shall include the cost of transportation. Such counseling may be provided by a person with a master’s or doctoral degree in counseling, psychology or related mental health disciplines from an accredited college or university.

(P.A. 85-285, S. 2, 4; P.A. 91-252, S. 1; P.A. 93-50; 93-81, S. 2; 93-91, S. 1, 2; P.A. 96-130, S. 13.)

History: Sec. 45-63b transferred to Sec. 45a-728 in 1991; P.A. 91-252 added provision requiring regulations to provide that in identified adoptions involving expectant mother, counseling of mother shall be required within 72 hours of birth or as soon as medically possible; P.A. 93-50 added provision permitting counseling to be provided by person with masters or doctoral degree in counseling, psychology or related discipline; P.A. 93-81 added provision re permissible payment of counseling expenses to include cost of transportation; P.A. 93-91 substituted commissioner and department of children and families for commissioner and department of children and youth services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 96-130 deleted obsolete reference to December 31, 1986.

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