Adoption; death of joint petitioner prior to entry of final order.
Death of joint petitioner prior to entry of
final order of adoption. Provides that in cases in which married
persons, or persons who were previously married and who are permitted
to adopt a child, have jointly petitioned to adopt a child and one
of the petitioners dies before entry of a final order of adoption,
the adoption may proceed in the name of both petitioners upon request
of the surviving petitioner. The bill further provides that, upon
entry of a final order, the child shall be, for all intents and purposes,
the child of both petitioners.
Bill Patron: Leftwich
(House) Continued to 2023 in Health, Welfare and Institutions January 25, 2022