3107.066 References to department of human services replaced.

(A) Notwithstanding the provisions of the versions of former sections 3107.06 and 3107.07 of the Revised Code that, pursuant to Section 5 of Am. Sub. H.B. 419 of the 121st general assembly, apply regarding a putative father's consent to the adoption of any child born prior to January 1, 1997, on and after the effective date of this section, both of the following apply:

(1) The references in division (F)(4) of former section 3107.06 of the Revised Code to the department of human services are repealed, and division (F)(4) of that former section shall be considered as reading, and shall be applicable, as follows: "Has filed an objection to the adoption with the agency having custody of the minor at any time before the placement of the minor in the home of the petitioner, or with the probate court within thirty days of the filing of a petition to adopt the minor or its placement in the home of the petitioner, whichever occurs first."

(2) The references in division (B) of former section 3107.07 of the Revised Code to the department of human services are repealed, and division (B) of that former section shall be considered as reading, and shall be applicable, as follows: "The putative father of a minor if the putative father fails to file an objection with the court or the agency having custody of the minor as provided in division (F)(4) of section 3107.06 of the Revised Code, or files an objection with the court or agency and the court finds, after proper service of notice and hearing, that he is not the father of the minor, or that he has willfully abandoned or failed to care for and support the minor, or abandoned the mother of the minor during her pregnancy and up to the time of her surrender of the minor, or its placement in the home of the petitioner, whichever occurs first."

(B) As used in this section:

(1) "Former section 3107.06 of the Revised Code" means the version of that section that was in effect immediately prior to September 18, 1996, and that was amended by Am. Sub. H.B. 419 of the 121st general assembly.

(2) "Former section 3107.07 of the Revised Code" means the version of that section that was in effect immediately prior to September 18, 1996, and that was amended by Am. Sub. H.B. 419 of the 121st general assembly.

Effective Date: 2008 SB163 08-14-2008