State of South Dakota
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2018
||SENATE BILL NO. 74 |
Introduced by: Senators Klumb, Bolin, Curd, Ewing, Frerichs, Greenfield (Brock), Jensen (Phil), Kolbeck, Langer, Monroe, Netherton, Rusch, Solano, Stalzer, Tidemann, Wiik, and Youngberg and Representatives Schoenfish, Ahlers, Carson, Haugaard, Holmes, Howard, Kaiser, Latterell, Mickelson, Qualm, Rhoden, and Steinhauer
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to create an exception to the minimum difference in age between adoptive parent and child.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
Section 1. That § 25-6-2 be amended to read:
25-6-2. Any minor child may be adopted by any adult person. However, the person adopting the child
must shall be at least ten years older than the person child adopted unless the court finds the adoption of the child by the adult person in the best interest of the child.
In an adoption proceeding or in any proceeding that challenges an order of adoption or order terminating parental rights, the court shall give due consideration to the interests of the parties to the proceedings, but shall give paramount consideration to the best interests of the child.
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