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“Consent” is an agreement to the adoption. All consents must be in writing and filed with the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
The following people must agree to the adoption:
From the date of birth of a child, there is a four-day waiting period for biological parents to sign a written consent/voluntary surrender of the child for adoption.
If the surrender of a child for adoption occurs outside of Massachusetts, it is valid in Massachusetts if it was valid in the state or country where said surrender occurred.