2015 House Bill 1119 - Introduced

State of South Dakota  
NINETIETH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2015  

279W0215   HOUSE BILL   NO.  1119  

Introduced by:    Representatives Haugaard, Beal, Brunner, Gibson, Heinemann (Leslie), Hickey, Hunt, Johns, Kaiser, Langer, Latterell, Marty, May, Otten (Herman), Peterson (Kent), Qualm, Russell, Stevens, and Verchio and Senators Rusch, Haggar (Jenna), Jensen (Phil), Lederman, Olson, and Rave
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain adoption proceedings regarding the adult adoption of biological children.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That ยง 25-6-18 be amended to read as follows:
    25-6-18. An adult may adopt another adult by filing a petition requesting such the adoption with the judge of the circuit court, together with an agreement in writing that the person being adopted shall be treated in all respects as a natural child of the petitioner. Written consent of the adopted person shall also be required. It shall be a further prerequisite that the person being adopted shall have lived in the home of the adoptive parent during his the person's minority for a period of at least six months, and this fact shall appear in the petition. If the person being adopted is the biological child of the adoptive parent, the prerequisite of living in the home of the adoptive parent during the person's minority is waived.


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Insertions into existing statutes are indicated by underscores.
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