2015 Wyoming Code
TITLE 14 - CHILDREN
CHAPTER 11 - SAFETY FOR A NEWBORN CHILD
SECTION 14-11-105. - Child placement; termination of parental rights.
14-11-105. Child placement; termination of parental rights.
(a) The department of family services shall immediately place or contract for placement of the newborn child in a potential adoptive home.
(b) If neither parent of the newborn child affirmatively seeks the return of the child within three (3) months after the date of delivery to a safe haven provider, the department of family services shall file a petition for the termination of the parent-child legal relationship in accordance with W.S. 14-2-308 through 14-2-319.
(c) Prior to filing a petition for termination, the department of family services shall conduct a search of the putative father registry for unmarried biological fathers and if the putative father is identified, the petition shall be served pursuant to W.S. 14-2-313.
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