3107.071 [Effective Until 3/20/2015] Effect of voluntary permanent custody surrender agreement.

If a parent enters into a voluntary permanent custody surrender agreement under division (B)(2) of section 5103.15 of the Revised Code on or after the effective date of this section, the parent's consent to the adoption of the child who is the subject of the agreement is required unless all of the following requirements are met:

(A) In the case of a parent whose child, if adopted, will be an adopted person as defined in section 3107.45 of the Revised Code:

(1) The parent does all of the following:

(a) Signs the component of the form prescribed under division (A)(1)(a) of section 3107.083 of the Revised Code;

(b) Checks either the "yes" or "no" space provided on the component of the form prescribed under division (A)(1)(b) of section 3107.083 of the Revised Code and signs that component;

(c) If the parent is the mother, completes and signs the component of the form prescribed under division (A)(1)(c) of section 3107.083 of the Revised Code.

(2) The agency provides the parent the opportunity to sign, if the parent chooses to do so, the components of the form prescribed under divisions (A)(1)(d), (e), and (f) of section 3107.083 of the Revised Code;

(3) The agency files with the juvenile and probate courts the form prescribed under division (A)(1) of section 3107.083 of the Revised Code signed by the parent, provides a copy of the form signed by the parent to the parent, and keeps a copy of the form signed by the parent in the agency's records.

The court shall keep a copy of the form signed by the parent in the court records.

(B) In the case of a parent whose child, if adopted, will be an adopted person as defined in section 3107.39 of the Revised Code:

(1) The parent does both of the following:

(a) Signs the component of the form prescribed under division (B)(1)(a) of section 3107.083 of the Revised Code;

(b) If the parent is the mother, completes and signs the component of the form prescribed under division (B)(1)(b) of section 3107.083 of the Revised Code.

(2) The agency provides the parent the opportunity to sign, if the parent chooses to do so, the components of the form prescribed under divisions (B)(1)(c), (d), and (e) of section 3107.083 of the Revised Code at the time the parent enters into the agreement with the agency;

(3) The agency files the form signed by the parent with the juvenile and probate courts, provides a copy of the form signed by the parent to the parent, and keeps a copy of the form signed by the parent in the agency's records.

The court shall keep a copy of the form signed by the parent in the court records.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000

Note: This section is set out twice. See also § 3107.071 , as amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 56, SB 23, §1, eff. 3/20/2015.