2018 Mississippi Code
Title 93 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 15 - Mississippi Termination of Parental Rights Law
§ 93-15-109. Surrender of a child to the Department of Child Protection Services or a home.

Universal Citation: MS Code § 93-15-109 (2018)
  • (1) A parent may accomplish the surrender of a child to the Department of Child Protection Services or to a home by:

    • (a) Delivering the child to the Department of Child Protection Services or the home;

    • (b) Executing an affidavit of a written agreement that names the child and which vests in the Department of Child Protection Services or the home the exclusive custody, care and control of the child; and

    • (c) Executing a written voluntary release as set forth in Section 93-15-111(2).

  • (2) If a child has been surrendered to a home or other agency operating under the laws of another state, and the child is delivered into the custody of a petitioner or home within this state, the execution of consent by the nonresident home or agency shall be sufficient.

  • (3) Nothing in this section prohibits the delivery and surrender of a child to an emergency medical services provider pursuant to Sections 43-15-201 through 43-15-209.

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