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Section 3107.08 | Executing consent.

 

(A) The required consent to adoption may be executed at any time after seventy-two hours after the birth of a minor, and shall be executed in the following manner:

(1) If by the person to be adopted, in the presence of the court;

(2) If by an agency, by the executive head or other authorized representative, in the presence of a person authorized to take acknowledgements;

(3) If by any other person except a minor, in the presence of the court or in the presence of a person authorized to take acknowledgements;

(4) If by a court, by appropriate order;

(5) If by a minor parent, pursuant to section 5103.16 of the Revised Code.

(B) A consent which does not name or otherwise identify the prospective adopting parent is valid if it contains a statement by the person giving consent that it was voluntarily executed irrespective of disclosure of the name or other identification of the prospective adopting parent.

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