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The Execution of Consents

The process which allows Beacon House to place a child with approved adoptive parents is called an Execution of Consents. You may also here it called a termination of parental rights, a revocation, a surrender, relinquishment, etc.

The agency will make the arrangements for the birth mother to sign the execution of consents at the appropriate legal time- dependent on state law.  Procedures and time frames vary from state to state. There is a mandatory waiting period that is required before the consent can be signed.

The timing depends on several factors including what state of birth of the child, and where the biological parents reside. Jurisdiction over the actual adoption process is granted to the state in which the child is born.  Jurisdiction over the homestudy process is granted to the adoptive parent’s state of residency.

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