Re: Grandparents Rights
In most cases, a state will not allow one to reliquish their parental rights unless extreme circumstances are involved or there is another to adopt the child.
If the child is adopted Arkansas statute 9-9-215 would come into play and remove all rights of the bio parent and her bio relatives.
Due to the SCOTUS case of TROXEL et vir. v. GRANVILLE, grandparents rights in a typical situation have been curtailed greatly and the parents of the child have been allowed to control the rights of visitation to a much greater degree. I believe that case caused the Arkansas statutes to allow petition of visitation by a grandparent to be ruled unconstitutional. Not positive of that though and I do not know if there has been successive statutes enacted to replace the previous statutes.
9-9-215. Effect of decree of adoption.
(a) A final decree of adoption and an interlocutory decree of adoption which has become final, whether issued by a court of this state or of any other place, have the following effect as to matters within the jurisdiction or before a court of this state:
(1) Except with respect to a spouse of the petitioner and relatives of the spouse, to relieve the biological parents of the adopted individual of all parental rights and responsibilities, and to terminate all legal relationships between the adopted individual and his or her biological relatives, including his or her biological parents, so that the adopted individual thereafter is a stranger to his or her former relatives for all purposes. This includes inheritance and the interpretation or construction of documents, statutes, and instruments, whether executed before or after the adoption is decreed, which do not expressly include the individual by name or by some designation not based on a parent and child or blood relationship. However, in cases where a biological or adoptive parent dies before a petition for adoption has been filed by a step-parent of the minor to be adopted the court may grant visitation rights to the parents of the deceased biological or adoptive parent of the child if such parents of the deceased biological or adoptive parent had a close relationship with the child prior to the filing of a petition for step-parent adoption, and if such visitation rights are in the best interests of the child. The foregoing provision shall not apply to the parents of a deceased putative father who has not legally established his paternity prior to the filing of a petition for adoption by a step-parent. For the purposes of this section, "step-parent" means an individual who is the spouse or surviving spouse of the biological or adoptive parent of a child but who is not a biological or adoptive parent of the child.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.