Notice of adoption
Sec. 2. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), IC 31-19-4 applies to notice given to a putative father and IC 31-19-4.5 applies to notice given to other persons.
(b) If a petition for adoption alleges the consent of a putative father or a parent to the adoption has not been obtained and is unnecessary under:
(1) IC 31-19-9-8(a)(1);
(2) IC 31-19-9-8(a)(2);
(3) IC 31-19-9-8(a)(4)(B);
(4) IC 31-19-9-8(a)(4)(C);
(5) IC 31-19-9-8(a)(9); or
(6) IC 31-19-9-8(a)(11);
notice must be given under IC 31-19-4.5.
As added by P.L.61-2003, SEC.4.
Sec. 3. (a) Except as provided in section 4 of this chapter, notice must be given to a:
(1) person whose consent to adoption is required under IC 31-19-9-1; and
(2) putative father who is entitled to notice under IC 31-19-4.
(b) If the parent-child relationship has been terminated under IC 31-35 (or IC 31-6-5 before its repeal), notice of the pendency of the adoption proceedings shall be given to the:
(1) licensed child placing agency; or
(2) local office;
of which the child is a ward.
As added by P.L.61-2003, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.97-2004, SEC.108; P.L.1-2007, SEC.195; P.L.128-2012, SEC.47.
Notice not required
Sec. 4. Notice of the pendency of the adoption proceedings does not have to be given to:
(1) a person whose consent to adoption has been filed with the petition for adoption;
(2) a person whose consent to adoption is not required by:
Validity of notice
Sec. 5. A notice served in accordance with IC 31-19-4 or IC 31-19-4.5 is valid regardless of whether the notice is served within or outside Indiana.
As added by P.L.146-2007, SEC.3.