Information on a pending court action, for example, a hearing to place a child for adoption or to finalize an adoption, that is given to specific interested parties.
Generally, it is those parties from whom consent is required who must be notified of an impending adoption. Other parties may also be designated by the state to receive notice. States differ on who must be given notice. (Also, laws change, and readers should review current state laws to ensure notice requirements have not changed.)
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