A written address, embodying an application or prayer from the person or persons preferring it, to the power, body, or person to whom it is presented, for the exercise of his or their authority in the redress of some wrong, or the grant of some favor, privilege, or license.
Domestic Relations Chapter The legislature finds that the purpose of adoption is to provide stable homes for children. Adoptions should be handled efficiently, but the rights of all parties must be protected.
The guiding principle must be determining what is in the best interest of the child. It is the intent of the legislature that this chapter be used only as a means for placing children in adoptive homes and not as a means for parents to avoid responsibility for their children unless the department, an agency, or a prospective adoptive parent is willing to assume the responsibility for the child.
Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter. It includes a person whose marriage to the mother was terminated more than three hundred days before the birth of the child or who was separated from the mother more than three hundred days before the birth of the child.
It does not include any person whose parent-child relationship has been terminated by a court of competent jurisdiction. A hearing under this chapter may be consolidated with any other hearing under this chapter. If the child is an Indian child as defined under the Indian child welfare act, the provisions of the act shall apply.
Where there is a finding that the Indian child welfare act does apply, the decree or order must also contain a finding that all notice requirements and evidentiary requirements under the Indian child welfare act have been satisfied.
Notice shall be by certified mail with return receipt requested. If the identity or location of the parent or Indian custodian and the tribe cannot be determined, notice shall be given to the secretary of the interior in the manner described in 25 C.
If the child may be a member of more than one tribe, the petitioning party shall send notice to all tribes the petitioner has reason to know may be affiliated with the child.
If the tribe requests, the court shall grant the tribe up to twenty additional days to prepare for such proceeding. Every order or decree entered in any proceeding under this chapter shall contain a finding that the federal servicemembers civil relief act of does or does not apply.
This provision shall not apply to or affect the application of the Indian Child Welfare Act of25 U. Such training shall be open to agency employees. Finding -- c See note following RCW Any consent, relinquishment, or order of termination that would be valid in the jurisdiction in which it was executed or obtained, and which comports with due process of law, is valid in Washington state, but the burden of proof as to validity and compliance is on the petitioner.
All hearings under this chapter shall be heard by the court without a jury. Unless the parties and the court agree otherwise, proceedings of contested hearings shall be recorded.
The general public shall be excluded and only those persons shall be admitted whose presence is requested by any person entitled to notice under this chapter or whom the judge finds to have a direct interest in the case or in the work of the court.
Persons so admitted shall not disclose any information obtained at the hearing which would identify the individual adoptee or parent involved. The court may require the presence of witnesses deemed necessary to the disposition of the petition, including persons making any report, study, or examination which is before the court if those persons are reasonably available.
A person who has executed a valid waiver need not appear at the hearing. The court may appoint a guardian ad litem for a child adoptee or any incompetent party in any proceeding under this chapter.
The guardian ad litem for a parent or alleged father, in addition to determining what is in the best interest of the party, shall make an investigation and report to the court concerning whether any written consent to adoption or petition for relinquishment signed by the parent or alleged father was signed voluntarily and with an understanding of the consequences of the action.
If the child to be relinquished is a dependent child under chapter If the court orders the parties to pay the fees of the guardian ad litem, the fees must be established pursuant to the procedures in RCW The written consent of the department or the agency to assume custody shall be filed with the petition.
The written consent of the prospective adoptive parent to assume custody shall be filed with the petition. The identity of the prospective adoptive parent need not be disclosed to the petitioner. If the child is an Indian child as defined in 25 U.
Severability -- c If the child is an Indian child, the court may enter a temporary custody order under this subsection only if the requirements of 25 U. However, if the child is an Indian child, the court shall require the consenting parent to appear personally before a court of competent jurisdiction to enter on the record his or her consent to the relinquishment or adoption.
The court shall determine that any written consent has been validly executed, and if the child is an Indian child, such court shall further certify that the requirements of 25 U.
If the court determines it is in the best interests of the child, the court shall approve the petition for relinquishment.
The legal guardian shall be financially responsible for support of the child until further order of the court. The court shall also enter an order pursuant to RCW The petition shall state the facts forming the basis for the petition and shall be signed under penalty of perjury or be verified.Unemployment.
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