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 Chapter 453 Adoption and Foster Care 
453.005   Construction of sections 453.010 to 453.400 — ethnic and racial diversity considerations. (8/28/2014)
453.010   Petition for permission to adopt, venue, jurisdiction — no denial or delay in placement of child based on residence or domicile — expedited placement, when. (8/28/2007)
453.011   Expediting termination of parental rights and contested adoption cases. (8/28/2007)
453.012   Requirements for adoption effective for petitions filed on or after August 28, 1997. (8/28/1997)
453.014   Who may place minor for adoption — rules and regulations, authority. (8/28/2021)
453.015   Definitions. (8/28/2018)
453.020   Petition — guardian ad litem appointed — fee, deposit in putative father registry fund. (8/28/2005)
453.025   Appointment of guardian ad litem, when — fee — duties of guardian ad litem. (8/28/2004)
453.026   Written report to be furnished to prospective adoptive parent, court and guardian ad litem, when. (8/28/2014)
453.030   Approval of court required — how obtained, consent of child and parent required, when — validity of consent — forms, developed by children's division, contents — court appointment of attorney, when. (8/28/2021)
453.040   Consent of parents not required, when. (8/28/2021)
453.050   Waiving of necessity of consent, when permitted — how executed. (8/28/2013)
453.060   Service on parties, how accomplished — petitioners' names not to appear on copy of petition served with summons, when — right of appeal — waiver of service — putative father unknown, procedure. (8/28/2004)
453.061   Conception of a child, man deemed to be on notice, when. (8/28/2004)
453.065   Definitions. (8/28/2014)
453.070   Investigations precondition for adoption — contents of investigation report — how conducted — assessments of adoptive parents, contents — waiving of investigation, when — fees — preference to foster parents, when. (8/28/2021)
453.072   Qualified relatives to receive subsidies, when — definitions. (8/28/2013)
453.073   Subsidy to adopted child — determination of — how paid — written agreement. (8/28/2014)
453.074   Duties of children's division in administration of subsidy. (8/28/2014)
453.075   Petitioner in adoption proceeding to give accounting, when — contents — consequences of impropriety. (8/28/1998)
453.077   Postplacement assessments required, when — rulemaking authority. (8/28/2014)
453.080   Hearing — decree — contact or exchange of identifying information between adopted person and birth or adoptive parent not to be denied, when — post adoption contact agreement — contact preference form. (8/28/2018)
453.090   Consequences of adoption — child defined. (8/28/1982)
453.100   Clerk to certify decree for vital statistics record — contents. (8/28/1985)
453.101   Guardian appointed when adoption not granted — powers and duties to be specified. (8/28/1985)
453.102   Division to inform adoptive parents of postplacement services, when — nature of services — family services to assist in cases of adoptive placement. (8/28/2014)
453.110   Prohibiting transfer of custody of child — exception — penalty — investigation and report — transfer of custody order issued, when. (1/1/2017)
453.120   Records of adoption proceedings not open to inspection except on order of the court — penalty for violation. (8/28/1986)
453.121   Adoption records, disclosure procedure — registry of biological parents and adopted adults — disclosure of papers, records and information. (8/28/2020)
453.140   Validity of decree not subject to attack for irregularities after expiration of one year. (8/28/1947)
453.150   Effect of adoptions made previous to July 1, 1917. (8/28/1943)
453.153   One church-one child program to find adoptive placements for certain children. (8/28/1989)
453.160   Validity of decree under any prior act not subject to attack for irregularities after expiration of one year — revocation of consent. (8/28/1998)
453.170   Adoption under laws of other states or countries, requirements, effect. (8/28/2001)
453.315   Order of protection, purpose of. (8/28/1974)
453.350   Higher education visit for certain foster children and youth in division of youth services program required — cost reimbursement, when. (8/28/2013)
453.400   Stepparent required to support stepchild — recovery from natural or adoptive parent, when — stepparent's income considered in aid to dependent children. (8/28/2014)
453.500   Interstate adoption assistance compact adopted — text of compact — false claims, penalty. (8/28/1985)
453.503   State may withdraw from compact, how. (8/28/1985)
453.600   Fund created, use of moneys. (8/28/2018)
 - Cross References
Adoption awareness, departments of social services and health and senior services, educational and resource materials, toll-free telephone number, 191.975
Adoptive parents, employee of state or political subdivision to be granted leave without pay, when, 105.271
Family courts, Chap. 487
Foster parents' bill of rights, 210.566
Grandparents' visitation rights, one parent deceased and child adopted, how adjudicated, procedure, 452.402
Guardian ad litem for minor not a party to action, compensation, 514.335
Insurance coverage for adopted children on placement required, placement defined, 376.816
Juvenile court orders or judgments to take precedence in matters of custody or status of child under 21, 211.093
Petition for adoption may contain termination of parental rights, 211.447
Tax credit for adopting a special needs child, 135.325 to 135.339
Trafficking in children, black market babies, penalty, 568.175

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