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59-2111. Citation of act. K.S.A. 59-2111 through 59-2143 shall be known and may be cited as the Kansas adoption and relinquishment act.

History: L. 1990, ch. 145, ยง 1; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Grandparent Visitation Rights in Kansas: A review of Troxel v. Granville," Suzanne Valdez Carey, 69 J.K.B.A. No. 9, 14 (2000).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Cited; whether the UCCJA (38-1301 et seq.) applies to adoptions examined; jurisdiction, inconvenient forum examined. In re Adoption of Baby Girl B, 19 K.A.2d 283, 286, 867 P.2d 1074 (1994).

2. Cited; consensual appointment of permanent guardian under K.S.A. 38-1587 does not terminate parent's obligation to support child. State ex rel. Secretary of SRS v. Bohrer, 286 K. 898, 906, 189 P.3d 1157 (2008).

3. Cited; father failed to appear at adoption hearing because of mother's fraud; adoption not void under case facts. In re Adoption of A.A.T., 287 K. 590, 597, 619, 661, 196 P.3d 1180 (2008).

4. Kansas adoption and relinquishment act strictly construed in favor of maintaining rights of natural parents. In re Adoption of D.D.H., 39 K.A.2d 831, 835, 184 P.3d 967 (2008).

5. Federal Indian Child Welfare Act applies to Kansas proceedings to terminate Indian father's rights; Indian family doctrine abandoned. In re A.J.S., 288 K. 429, 204 P.3d 543 (2009).

6. Appellate counsel attorney fees of nonconsenting father in adoption proceedings assessed against stepfather. In re Adoption of J.M.D., 41 K.A.2d 157, 202 P.3d 27 (2009).


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