Ia. St. Fam. Mediators § 600A.3

Iowa Code

Title XV. Judicial Branch and Judicial Procedures

Subtitle 1. Domestic Relations

Chapter 600A. Termination of Parental Rights

600A.3. Exclusivity

Termination of parental rights shall be accomplished only according to the provisions of this chapter. However, termination of parental rights between an adult child and the child's parents may be accomplished by a decree of adoption establishing a new parent-child relationship.

If a proceeding held under this chapter involves an Indian child as defined in section 232B.3 and the proceeding is subject to the Iowa Indian child welfare Act under chapter 232B, the proceeding and other actions taken in connection with the proceeding or this chapter shall comply with chapter 232B. In any proceeding held or action taken under this chapter involving an Indian child, the applicable requirements of the federal Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1999, Pub. L. No. 105-89, shall be applied to the proceeding or action in a manner that complies with chapter 232B and the federal Indian Child Welfare Act, Pub. L. No. 95-608.


Added by Acts 1976 (66 G.A.) ch. 1229, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 2003 (80 G.A.) ch. 153, § 17.