45.0421 Petition-Written reports.

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Except for stepparent adoptions and those cases in which placement for adoption has been made by the Court, or by an individual in whom guardianship of the person of the child has been placed by the Court, or in accordance with the law of another State or Territory, if a petition for the adoption of a child is not accompanied by the written consent and report of the Department of Health or a child placement agency, the Court orders the Department of Health, a child placement agency, or the Probation Department of the Court to make an investigation and file a written report substantially in the form outlined in subsection (b) of 45.0414, including a recommendation as to whether the adoption should be decreed.

History: 1980, PL 16-71 § 1

Research Guide: CRS 19-4-111, 17 ASC 652.