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      CHC 1196     


Art. 1196.  Release of claims by alleged father; consent to adoption; Statement of Family History

A.  At any time following the birth of the child, any alleged or adjudicated father may execute an authentic act of consent to the adoption of his child, releasing any real or potential claims to the child, including a waiver of service for any subsequent adoption proceeding.

B.  Such a consent shall be irrevocable upon execution.

C.  Such a consent shall not be evidence of a confession, admission, or acknowledgment of paternity in any proceeding.

D.  Any father who executes a release of claims shall also execute the Statement of Family History set forth in Article 1125.  All other rights and duties set forth in Chapter 8 of Title XI shall be applicable as if the release were a surrender.

E.  A father as described by Article 1193(2) shall not be authorized to execute a release of claims but may execute a surrender in accordance with Article 1122.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §12, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 705, §1, eff. July 6, 1992; Acts 1993, No. 634, §1, eff. June 15, 1993; Acts 2001, No. 567, §1.

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