25-6-1    Adoption of illegitimate child by acknowledgment and conduct of father--Legitimation from birth.

25-6-1.1    Father of illegitimate child not entitled to notice unless acknowledged.

25-6-2    Adoption of minor child permitted--Minimum difference in ages--Best interests of child.

25-6-3    Consent of spouse required for adoption.

25-6-4    Consent of child's parents required for adoption--Court waiver of consent.

25-6-4.1    Compelling, coercing, or forcing adoption as felony.

25-6-4.2    Offering, giving, or receiving unauthorized consideration for adoption as felony.

25-6-5    Consent of child over twelve required.

25-6-6    Jurisdiction of circuit court--Appeal.

25-6-7    Venue of adoption proceedings.

25-6-8    Joinder of proceedings as to two or more children--Separate orders required.

25-6-9    Period of residence in home required before petition granted.

25-6-9.1    Home study report—Requirement--Cost.

25-6-9.2    Effective date.

25-6-10    Time of hearing on petition fixed--Investigation ordered by court.

25-6-11    Notice to Department of Social Services--Recommendation of department--Appearance.

25-6-12    Execution of consent and agreement by parties--Appearances at hearing.

25-6-13    Examination of witnesses and investigations by court--Order of adoption--Contents.

25-6-14    25-6-14. Repealed by SL 1972, ch 194, § 45

25-6-15    Restrictions on access to court records in adoption proceedings--Court order required for disclosure of information--Notice of hearing to department or adoption agency--Disclosure not contested nor supported.

25-6-15.1    Confidentiality of records.

25-6-15.2    Nonidentifying information--Release to adoptive parent or adoptee.

25-6-15.3    Registry of consents to release of identifying information.

25-6-16    Change of name by adopted child--Relationship with adoptive parent.

25-6-17    Rights and duties of natural parents terminated on adoption--Exceptions.

25-6-18    Petition for adoption of adult--Consent--Residence requirement.

25-6-19    Order for adoption of adult.

25-6-20    Jurisdictional provisions applicable to adoption of adults--Effect of adoption--New birth certificate optional.

25-6-21    Cure of past irregularities in proceedings--Limitation of actions.

25-6-22    Medical information on adoptee's birthparent available to adoptee or adoptee's legal guardian--Written request--Proof.

25-6-23    Medical and social history form filed in adoption of abused or neglected child--Availability to adoptive parents and adoptee--Failure to comply.

25-6-24    Due regard to be afforded Indian Child Welfare Act.

25-6-25    Effect of adoption orders of another jurisdiction or nation.