2015 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 45a - Probate Courts and Procedure
Chapter 803 - Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption
TERMINATION AND ADOPTION IN GENERAL
- Section 45a-706 - (Formerly Sec. 45-61a). Rule of construction.
- Section 45a-707 - (Formerly Sec. 45-61b). Definitions.
- Section 45a-708 - (Formerly Sec. 45-61e). Guardian ad litem for minor or incompetent parent.
- Section 45a-709 - (Formerly Sec. 45-61k). Validity of proceedings prior to statutory changes.
- Section 45a-710 to 45a-714 - Reserved for future use.
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
- Section 45a-715 - (Formerly Sec. 45-61c). Petition to terminate parental rights. Cooperative postadoption agreements.
- Section 45a-716 - (Formerly Sec. 45-61d). Hearing on petition to terminate parental rights. Notice. Attorney General as party.
- Section 45a-717 - (Formerly Sec. 45-61f). Termination of parental rights. Conduct of hearing. Investigation and report. Grounds for termination.
- Section 45a-718 - (Formerly Sec. 45-61h). Appointment and duties of statutory parent. Removal or resignation.
- Section 45a-719 - Reopening judgment terminating parental rights. Best interest of child. Final decree of adoption.
- Section 45a-720 to 45a-723 - Reserved for future use.
- Section 45a-724 - (Formerly Sec. 45-61i). Who may give child in adoption.
- Section 45a-724a - Placement for adoption with child-placing agency by Commissioner of Children and Families.
- Section 45a-725 - (Formerly Sec. 45-61j). When child free for adoption.
- Section 45a-726 - (Formerly Sec. 45-61l). Placement of adoptive children by Commissioner of Children and Families or child-placing agency.
- Section 45a-726a - Consideration of sexual orientation of prospective adoptive or foster parent.
- Section 45a-726b - Recruitment of minority families not to delay placement of adoptive child.
- Section 45a-726c - Term “adoptive parent” substituted for “adopting parent”.
- Section 45a-727 - (Formerly Sec. 45-63). Application and agreement for adoption. Investigation, report. Adoptive parents entitled to receive copy of records and other information re history of child. Assessment of fees. Hearing and decree.
- Section 45a-727a - Legislative findings re best interests of child.
- Section 45a-727b - Endorsement of rights and responsibilities of unmarried persons to child subject to adoption, but not marriage or union of such persons.
- Section 45a-728 - (Formerly Sec. 45-63b). Regulations re adoption placement of children identified or located by prospective parents.
- Section 45a-728a - Participation in birth and visitation of newborn identified for adoption by prospective adoptive parents.
- Section 45a-728b - Discharge of newborn identified for adoption from hospital. Prospective adoptive parents permitted to attend hospital programs re infant care.
- Section 45a-728c - Payment of expenses of birth mother by prospective adoptive parents.
- Section 45a-728d - Advertising by birth parent and prospective adoptive parent for purpose of identified adoption.
- Section 45a-729 - (Formerly Sec. 45-63c). Penalty for violation of provisions re adoption placement.
- Section 45a-730 - (Formerly Sec. 45-63d). Validation of foreign adoption. Petition filed in Probate Court.
- Section 45a-731 - (Formerly Sec. 45-64a). Effects of final decree of adoption. Surviving rights.
- Section 45a-731a - Issuance of final adoption decree notwithstanding death of child.
- Section 45a-732 - (Formerly Sec. 45-62). Husband and wife to join in adoption.
- Section 45a-733 - (Formerly Sec. 45-63a). Procedure on application for adoption by stepparent.
- Section 45a-734 - (Formerly Sec. 45-67). Adoption of adults. Inheritance.
- Section 45a-735 - (Formerly Sec. 45-68). Husband or wife of adopted adult to consent.
- Section 45a-736 - (Formerly Sec. 45-66a). Change of name of adopted person.
- Section 45a-737 - (Formerly Sec. 45-66b). Obliteration of original name on institutional records, new name substituted.
- Section 45a-738 to 45a-742 - Reserved for future use.
AVAILABILITY AND CONFIDENTIALITYOF ADOPTION RECORDS
- Section 45a-743 - (Formerly Sec. 45-68c). Definitions.
- Section 45a-744 - (Formerly Sec. 45-68b). *(See end of section for amended version and effective date.) Legislative policy.
- Section 45a-745 - (Formerly Sec. 45a-68a). Adoption record.
- Section 45a-746 - (Formerly Sec. 45-68e). Information available to adoptive parents and adult adopted or adoptable person.
- Section 45a-747 - (Formerly Sec. 45-68f). Information regarding adoption completed before October 1, 1977.
- Section 45a-748 - (Formerly Sec. 45-68g). Agency or department to make effort to obtain information.
- Section 45a-749 - (Formerly Sec. 45-68h). Request for information.
- Section 45a-750 - (Formerly Sec. 45-68i). *(See end of section for amended version of subsection (b) and effective date.) Identifying information.
- Section 45a-751 - (Formerly Sec. 45-68j). Release of identifying information by child-placing agency or department.
- Section 45a-751a - Conditions re release of information. Counseling.
- Section 45a-751b - *(See end of section for amended version and effective date.) Disclosure of identifying information. Consent required.
- Section 45a-751c - (Note: This section is effective July 1, 2015.) Order directing issuance of uncertified copy of original birth certificate.
- Section 45a-752 - (Formerly Sec. 45-68k). Appeal to Probate Court. Advisory panel. Report. Hearing. Decision.
- Section 45a-753 - (Formerly Sec. 45-68l). *(See end of section for amended version and effective date.) Obtaining consent of person whose identity is requested. Petition to court. Report. Hearing.
- Section 45a-754 - (Formerly Sec. 45-68m). Records related to termination of parental rights, removal of parent as guardian, appointment of statutory parent, adoption matters, temporary guardianship and emancipation of minors. Confidentiality. Exceptions.
- Section 45a-755 - (Formerly Sec. 45-68o). Registries. Filing of registration.
- Section 45a-756 - (Formerly Sec. 45-68p). Agreement to release identifying information. Notification. Fee.
- Section 45a-757 - (Formerly Sec. 45-68n). Records maintained on a permanent basis.
- Section 45a-758 to 45a-762 - Reserved for future use.
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