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Is child consent required for a Kentucky adoption?

There are certain requirements that need to be met in order to adopt a child in Kentucky. Understanding what requirements are present and what it takes to meet these requirements can be very important for parents when they are navigating the adoption process.

Among the typical adoption requirements in Kentucky are consent requirements. For instance, in some adoptions, the consent of the child to be adopted is required.

Whether or not a given adoption requires child consent in order to go through largely depends on the age of the child. Under Kentucky law, consent of the child generally is required if the child that the adoption regards is age 12 or older. This consent is required to be made to a court.

Now, there are some special circumstances under which an adoption of a child 12 or over can go through without meeting the above-mentioned consent requirement. This is because Kentucky law gives courts the discretion to waive this particular adoption requirement.

Thus, whether child consent is necessary for an adoption can be very dependent on the specifics of the child and the situation. This underscores a general point about adoption, which is that individual circumstances can have significant impacts on adoption requirement issues. Consequently, if an individual here in Kentucky is considering adopting a child, they should think about speaking with a family law attorney about how their particular situation would impact what sorts of things would need to be done in order to meet the state's legal requirements for an adoption.

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