Section 9, Chapter 2 (Adoption Missouri Revised Statutes)

This chapter focuses on Missouri Revised Statute Chapter 453 regarding adoption


Chapter 453.005 Ethnic and Racial Diversity Considerations

Chapter 453.010 Petition for Permission to Adopt, Venue, Jurisdiction – no denial or delay in Placement of Child Based on Residence or Domicile – expedited placement

Chapter 453.011 Expediting Termination of Parental Rights and contested Adoption Cases

Chapter 453.012 Requirements for Adoption Effective for Petitions filed on or after August 28, 1997

Chapter 453.014 Who May Place Minor for Adoption – Rules and Regulations, Authority

Chapter 453.015 Definitions

Chapter 453.020 Petition – Guardian Ad Litem appointed – Fee, Deposit in Putative Father Registry Fund

Chapter 453.025 Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem, when – fee- duties of

Chapter 453.026 Written Report to be Furnished to Prospective Adoptive Parent, Court and Guardian Ad Litem

Chapter 453.030 Approval of Court Required – How Obtained, Consent of Child and Parent Required – Validity of Consent – Forms, Developed by Department, Contents – Court appointment of Attorney

Chapter 453.040 Consent of Parents Not Required, When

Chapter 453.050 Waiving of Necessity of Consent, When Permitted – How Executed

Chapter 453.060 Service on Parties, How Accomplished – Petitioners’ Names Not to appear on Copy of Petition Served with Summons, Right of Appeal – Waiver of Service – Putative Father Unknown, Procedure

Chapter 453.061 Conception of a Child, Man Deemed to be on Notice, When

Chapter 453.065 Definitions

Chapter 453.070 Investigations Precondition for Adoption – Contents of Investigation Report – How Conducted – Assessments of Adoptive Parents, Contents – Waiving of Investigation, When – Fees –Preference to Foster Parents, When.

Chapter 453.072 Qualified Relatives to Receive Subsidies, When – Definitions

Chapter 453.073 Subsidy to Adopted Child – Determination of – How Paid – Written Agreement

Chapter 453.074 Duties of Children’s Division in Administration of Subsidy

Chapter 453.075 Petitioner in Adoption Proceeding to Give Accounting, When – Contents – Consequences of Impropriety

Chapter 453.077 Postplacement Assessments Required, When – Rulemaking Authority

Chapter 453.080 Hearing- Decree- Contact or Exchange of Identifying Information Between Adopted Person and Birth or Adoptive Parent Not to be Denied, When – Contact Preference Form

Chapter 453.090 Consequences of Adoption – Child Defined

Chapter 453.100 Clerk to Certify Decree for Vital Statistics Record – Contents

Chapter 453.101 Guardian Appointed When Adoption Not Granted – Powers and Duties to be Specified

Chapter 453.102 Division to Inform Adoptive Parents of Postplacement Services, When – Nature of Services – Family Services to Assist in Cases of Adoptive Placement

Chapter 453.110 Beginning January 2017 – Prohibiting Transfer of Custody of Child – Exception – Penalty-Investigation and Report – Transfer of Custody Order Issued, When

Chapter 453.120 Records of Adoption Proceedings Not Open to Inspection Except on Order of the Court – Penalty for Violation

Chapter 453.121 Adoption Records, Disclosure Procedure – Registry of Biological Parents and Adopted Adults

Chapter 453.140 Validity of Decree Not Subject to Attach For Irregularities After Expiration of One Year

Chapter 453.150 Effect of Adoptions Made Previous to July 1, 1917

Chapter 453.153 One Church – One Child Program to Find Adoptive Placements for Certain Children

Chapter 453.160 Validity of Decree Under Any Prior Act Not Subject to Attack for Irregularities After Expiration of One Year – Revocation of Consent

Chapter 453.170 Adoption Under Laws of Other States or Countries, Requirements, Effect


Financial Support

Chapter 453.400 Stepparent Required to Support Stepchild – Recovery from natural or Adoptive Parent, When – Stepparent’s Income Considered in Aid to Dependent Children


Interstate Adoption Assistance Compact

Chapter 453.500 Interstate Adoption Assistance Compact Adopted – Text – False Claims, Penalty

Chapter 453.503 State May Withdraw From Compact, How