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TENNESSEE COMPILATION OF SELECTED LAWS ON CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, 2011 EDITION

TENNESSEE CODE ANNOTATED

Title 36 Domestic Relations

Chapter 1 Adoption

Part 1 General Provisions

36-1-114. Venue.

The termination or adoption petition may be filed in the county:

(1) Where the petitioners reside;

(2) Where the child resides;

(3) Where the child resided when:

(A) The child became subject to the care and control of a public or private child-caring or child-placing agency; or

(B) The child became subject to partial or complete guardianship or co-guardianship pursuant to a surrender proceeding as provided in this part; or

(4) In which is located any licensed child-placing agency or institution operated under the laws of this state having custody or guardianship of the child or to which the child has been surrendered as provided in this part.

Acts 1951, ch. 202, § 12 (Williams, § 9572.26); T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 36-104; 36-1-104; Acts 1995, ch. 532, § 1; 2008, ch. 1059, § 4.

Compiler's Notes. Former § 36-1-114 (Acts 1951, ch. 202, § 12 (Williams, § 9572.26); T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 36-104), concerning surrender of child, was repealed by Acts 1995, ch. 532, § 1, effective January 1, 1996.

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