CHC 1198     


Art. 1198.  Persons who may petition for adoption

A single person, eighteen years or older, or a married couple jointly may petition to adopt a child through an agency.  When one joint petitioner dies after the petition has been filed, the adoption proceedings may continue as though the survivor was a single original petitioner.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §12, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.