Bill No.: HB0165 Drafter: JHR
LSO No.: 09LSO-0516 Effective Date: 7/1/2009
Enrolled Act No.: HEA0022
Chapter No.: 65
Prime Sponsor: Representative Lubnau
Catch Title: Adult adoption.
Subject: Amends requirements relating to adoption of adults.
· Under current law, procedures and requirements for adoption do not distinguish between the adoption of a child and the adoption of an adult.
· This bill establishes requirements specific to the adoption of an adult, including specifying that an adult may be adopted, regardless of his state of residency, provided:
· The adopting parent was a stepparent, grandparent or other blood relative, foster parent or legal guardian who participated in the raising of the adult when the adult was a child;
· The adult who would be adopted under the petition files a consent to the adoption with the court.