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Art. 1123.  Effect of surrender; verification of judgment of adoption

A.  An Act of Surrender shall be irrevocable upon execution except as provided in Article 1130.

B.  An authentic act of voluntary surrender executed by a parent grants the legal custody of the child identified in the act to the agency or person named or represented in the act and grants the irrevocable consent of the surrendering parent and his representative, if applicable, or the child's tutor, to the subsequent adoption of the child surrendered to the agency or to the adoption of the child by the person named or represented in the act except as provided in Paragraph D.

C.  The agency, firm, or lawyer facilitating the adoption shall provide the surrendering parent, upon request, with a notarized statement that the final judgment of adoption was legally rendered.  The statement shall not disclose the identity of the adoptive parents.

D.  If for any reason an adoption cannot be accomplished, the Act of Surrender may be dissolved by a court of competent jurisdiction.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §11, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1992, No. 705, §1, eff. July 6, 1992; Acts 1993, No. 634, §1, eff. June 15, 1993; Acts 2008, No. 583, §1.

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