434. An application by a person who, having given consent to a child’s adoption and having failed to withdraw it within the prescribed time, is seeking to have the child returned to them is served on the person to whom the child was entrusted or, if general consent was given, notified to the director of youth protection. The latter gives notice of the application to the person having or exercising parental authority, to the father or mother if they no longer have parental authority and, if applicable, to the tutor.
In either case, unless all the parties agree otherwise, the court takes the necessary measures to ensure that the persons seeking the child’s return never meet the adopters face to face and, if general consent was given to the child’s adoption, can never identify them or be identified by them.
2014, c. 1, a. 434; I.N. 2016-12-01.