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750 ILCS 50/13.1

    (750 ILCS 50/13.1)
    Sec. 13.1. Order for standby adoption.
    (a) If it is proved to the satisfaction of the court, after such investigation as the court deems necessary, that the child's parent consents to or fails to object to the standby adoption and adoption by the petitioner will be for the welfare of the child, the court may enter an order for standby adoption. However, the consenting parent's parental rights may not be terminated until consent becomes effective.
    (b) The order for standby adoption shall be final as to all findings and shall be followed in the judgment of adoption unless the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that it is no longer in the best interest of the child for the adoption to be finalized.
    (c) Once the standby adoptive parent receives knowledge of the death of the consenting parent, or the consenting parent requests that a final judgment for adoption be entered, the standby adoptive parent shall have 60 days to apply for a judgment for adoption.
(Source: P.A. 93-732, eff. 1-1-05.)