Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1259 -- Consent for Adoption

Sponsor:  Kelly (24)

This bill specifies that consent to the adoption of a child is
not required of a man who has reason to believe he is the
biological father of a newborn child but who has not provided
consistent prenatal financial support to the mother and
consistent payment for prenatal, natal, and postnatal medical
care for the mother and baby unless actively thwarted from doing
so by the mother and is not required of a man whose consent is
not required under Section 453.030, RSMo.

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