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Article 37.

Placing or Adoption ofJuvenile Delinquents or Dependents.

§ 7B‑3700.  Consentrequired for bringing child into State for placement or adoption.

(a)        No person, agency,association, institution, or corporation shall bring or send into the State anychild for the purpose of giving custody of the child to some person in theState or procuring adoption by some person in the State without first obtainingthe written consent of the Department of Health and Human Services.

(b)        The person withwhom a child is placed for either of the purposes set out in subsection (a) ofthis section shall be responsible for the child's proper care and training. TheDepartment of Health and Human Services or its agents shall have the same rightof visitation and supervision of the child and the home in which it is placedas in the case of a child placed by the Department or its agents as long as thechild shall remain within the State and until the child shall have reached theage of 18 years or shall have been legally adopted. (1931, c. 226, s. 1; 1947, c.609, s. 1; 1973, c. 476, s. 138; 1997‑443, s. 11A.118(a); 1998‑202,s. 6.)