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      CHC 1139     


Art. 1139.  Order maintaining opposition; effect on other surrendering parent; service

A.  If the court maintains an opposition and declares that no adoption can take place without the consent of the opposing parent, a surrender executed by the other parent of the child shall be dissolved.  Any dispute regarding custody shall be heard immediately and determined pursuant to Civil Code Article 245.  Evidence of the surrender, now dissolved, shall not be considered evidence of unfitness.

B.  The order shall be served on the surrendering parent in the manner for service of process provided in civil proceedings.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §11, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1993, No. 634, §1, eff. June 15, 1993; Acts 2001, No. 910, §1.

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