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).