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(325 ILCS 2/15)
(a) There is a presumption that by relinquishing a newborn infant
in accordance with this Act, the infant's parent
consents to the termination of his or her
parental rights with respect to the infant.
(b) There is a presumption that a person relinquishing a newborn
infant in accordance with this Act:
(1) is the newborn infant's biological parent; and
(2) either without expressing an intent to return for
the infant or expressing an intent not to return for the infant, did intend to relinquish the infant to the hospital, police station, fire station, or emergency medical facility to treat, care for, and provide for the infant in accordance with this Act.
(c) A parent of a relinquished newborn infant
may rebut the presumption set forth in either subsection (a) or
subsection (b) pursuant to Section 55, at any time before the termination of
(Source: P.A. 92-408, eff. 8-17-01; 92-432, eff. 8-17-01; 93-820, eff. 7-27-04