Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 453
Adoption and Foster Care


Rsmo Number Section Description
Chapter Cross Reference
Adoption awareness, departments of social services and health and senior services, educational and resource materials, toll-free telephone number, 191.975
Adoptive parents, employee of state or political subdivision to be granted leave without pay, when, 105.271
Family courts, Chap. 487
Foster parents' bill of rights, 210.566
Grandparents' visitation rights, one parent deceased and child adopted, how adjudicated, procedure, 452.402
Guardian ad litem for minor not a party to action, compensation, 514.335
Insurance coverage for adopted children on placement required, placement defined, 376.816
Juvenile court orders or judgments to take precedence in matters of custody or status of child under 21, 211.093
Petition for adoption may contain termination of parental rights, 211.447
Tax credit for adopting a special needs child, 135.325 to 135.339
Trafficking in children, black market babies, penalty, 568.175
Cross Reference

Tax credit for adopting a special needs child, 135.325 to 135.337 ***

453.005. Construction of sections 453.010 to 453.400--ethnic and racial diversity considerations.
453.010. Petition for permission to adopt, venue, jurisdiction--no denial or delay in placement of child based on residence or domicile--expedited placement, when.
453.011. Expediting termination of parental rights and contested adoption cases.
453.012. Requirements for adoption effective for petitions filed on or after August 28, 1997.
453.014. Who may place minor for adoption--rules and regulations, authority.
453.015. Definitions.
453.020. Petition--guardian ad litem appointed--fee, deposit in putative father registry fund.
453.025. Appointment of guardian ad litem, when--fee--duties of guardian ad litem.
453.026. Written report to be furnished to prospective adoptive parent, court and guardian ad litem, when.
453.030. Approval of court required--how obtained, consent of child and parent required, when--validity of consent--forms, developed by department, contents--court appointment of attorney, when.
453.040. Consent of parents not required, when.
453.050. Waiving of necessity of consent, when permitted--how executed.
453.060. Service on parties, how accomplished--petitioners' names not to appear on copy of petition served with summons, when--right of appeal--waiver of service--putative father unknown, procedure.
453.061. Conception of a child, man deemed to be on notice, when.
453.065. Definitions.
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.
453.072. Qualified relatives to receive subsidies, when--definitions.
453.073. Subsidy to adopted child--determination of--how paid--written agreement.
453.074. Duties of children's division in administration of subsidy.
453.075. Petitioner in adoption proceeding to give accounting, when--contents--consequences of impropriety.
453.077. Postplacement assessments required, when--rulemaking authority.
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.
453.090. Consequences of adoption--child defined.
453.100. Clerk to certify decree for vital statistics record--contents.
453.101. Guardian appointed when adoption not granted--powers and duties to be specified.
453.102. Division to inform adoptive parents of postplacement services, when--nature of services--family services to assist in cases of adoptive placement.
453.110. Prohibiting transfer of custody of child--exception--penalty--investigation and report--transfer of custody order issued, when.
453.120. Records of adoption proceedings not open to inspection except on order of the court--penalty for violation.
453.121. Adoption records, disclosure procedure--registry of biological parents and adopted adults.
453.140. Validity of decree not subject to attack for irregularities after expiration of one year.
453.150. Effect of adoptions made previous to July 1, 1917.
453.153. One church-one child program to find adoptive placements for certain children.
453.160. Validity of decree under any prior act not subject to attack for irregularities after expiration of one year--revocation of consent.
453.170. Adoption under laws of other states or countries, requirements, effect.
453.315. Order of protection, purpose of.
453.350. Higher education visit for certain foster children and youth in division of youth services program required--cost reimbursement, when.
453.400. Stepparent required to support stepchild--recovery from natural or adoptive parent, when--stepparent's income considered in aid to dependent children.
453.500. Interstate adoption assistance compact adopted--text of compact--false claims, penalty.
453.503. State may withdraw from compact, how.
453.600. Fund created, use of moneys--board created, purpose, members, duties--sunset provision.

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