578-1 Who may adopt; jurisdiction; venue

578-1.5 Adoption

578-2 Consent to adoption

578-3 Custody of child pendente lite

578-4 Notice to resident nonconsenting legal parent whose

rights have not been terminated

578-5 Same; proof of

578-6 Notice to nonresident or unlocated nonconsenting

legal parent whose rights have not been terminated

578-7 Substituted or constructive service

578-8 Hearing; investigation; decree

578-9 Custody of minor child after decree and before


578-10 Disposition of minor child on discontinuance,

withdrawal or denial of petition

578-11 Disposition in case of death of petitioners

578-12 Setting aside or modifying decree

578-13 Change of name

578-14 Record of adoption

578-14.5 Medical information on the natural parents of the

adopted minor child

578-15 Secrecy of proceedings and records

578-16 Effect of adoption

578-17 Guardian ad litem


Cross References


Adoption assistance compact, see chapter 350C.

Adoption assistance program, see 346-301 to 346-305.

Interstate compact on placement of children, see chapter 350E.

Medicaid-related mandates, see chapter 431L.


Attorney General Opinions


Rights attendant to status of adoption require compliance with statutory procedures; rights of hanai children discussed. Att. Gen. Op. 93-1.


Law Journals and Reviews


Privacy v. Secrecy: The Open Adoption Records Movement and Its Impact on Hawai`i. 15 UH L. Rev. 483 (1993).

The "Hawaiianness" of Same-Sex Adoption. 30 UH L. Rev. 517 (2008).


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