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.


Summary/Major Elements:

         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.